Review of “A Plastic Wave”

This short documentary was produced in 2018 by Anna Gallagher and Jack Paddick. Presented by Dave Muir, it explores the pervasive problem of plastic in our oceans, how it got there, and what to do about it.

Plastic has invaded every inch of the globe, with microplastics turning up on remote islands humans seldom visit, all the way to the depths of Antarctica, and the Mariana Trench.

It’s a problem because plastic doesn’t degrade like other materials. The plastic bag found at the bottom of the Mariana trench will still be there hundreds of years from now.

In the time it takes you to watch A Plastic Wave, 300 tonnes of plastic enter the oceans. It’s a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

While this documentary does a great job of showing the problem and talking about it, it doesn’t offer any new insights if you’ve already seen a plastics documentary such as A Plastic Ocean.

Either way, it’s free to watch on youtube, so head on over and see for yourself. It’s worth a watch.

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