Anyone who follows ‘green news’ has heard by now that plastic, and in particular Bisphenol-A, is not very healthy for living creatures, or ecosystems for that matter. But the extent to which plastic is detrimental to our health has not necessarily been made entirely clear.
A new movie, titled Plastic Planet, hopes to solve that issue by raising awareness about how much plastic we consume, and what it’s doing to our planet and our bodies.
The film has been out for about a year in Europe, but it is finally being released in North America on January 14, 2011. Check out the trailer, and the movie’s official description below.
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We live in the Age of Plastic. It’s cheap and practical, and it’s everywhere – even in our blood. But is it a danger to us? This feisty, informative documentary takes us on a journey around the globe – from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, from a factory in China to the highest peaks of the Alps – to reveal the far-flung reaches of our plastic problem. Interviews with the world’s foremost experts in biology, pharmacology, and genetics shed light on the perils of plastic to our environment and expose the truth of how plastic affects our bodies and the health of future generations. With Original Music by the ORB.
After seeing that, are you looking for ways to decrease your plastic consumption? Here’s a good place to start!