Addicted to Plastic
Saturday June 6, 2009 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld
Addicted to Plastic is a shocking and global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there's so darn much of it. On the way we discover a worldwide waste and toxic legacy, but also we meet the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up.
Addicted to Plastic is a documentary about solutions to plastic pollution and encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates.
The film details plastic's path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions will provide viewers with a hopeful perspective about our future with plastic.
Addicted to Plastic was directed by Canadian filmmaker Ian Connacher.