plastic paradise transcript

Plastic Paradise engages students by illustrating how their everyday interactions with plastic are connected to pollution at the farthest, most exotic corners of the world . We could ship scrap and hope that it is being recycled in the way it should be, or the other way is come here, see how serious he is about doing it the right way. Coming up with ways to have their product perceived as more recyclable and more environmental makes their product look better. What does coral treat? Plastics will never go away as long as the consumer demands it. The photography is a strong asset, and images from Midway Island are especially striking. I think the chemical industry, and the plastics industry specifically, need to take very seriously this reaction thats going on. Then what? So all the plastic will come off before the line ends. By 1987, a wandering barge called the Mobro became an emblem of the growing crisis. And they said no. In what may be part of a national trend, the City Council of St. Paul, Minnesota, voted to outlaw the use of polystyrene plastics. It currently covers roughly 1.6 million square . The group had a plan and turned to a veteran of the industry, Ron Liesemer, to execute it. What do you think Americans need to know? Not a good idea for your wallet. Allaway is a leading authority on the environmental impacts of materials, like plastic. Our newest CALI Award winner is Angela Sun - Storyteller, Adventure Traveller, Sports Lover. In the business, theyre called "mixed plastics. Devastating Plastic Paradise Documentary Shows How Our Trash Lands up in the Pacific Ocean (VIDEO) Environment. Yes, because we are struggling to handle our own waste. 'This is an issue of vast scales. 'This is an issue of vast scales. It has the recycling logo. Earth Day was one of the largest mass protests in U.S. history. The whole idea about, "Oh, just sort better. The company has not been charged with any wrongdoing related to dumping. Much more education needs to happen on how to recycle. We dont think that were being misleading because technically it is recyclable. If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice . And few places have pursed recycling more aggressively than Oregon. No transcript available. Dr. Mike SanClements, Staff Scientist, The National Ecological Observatory Network, Affiliate Faculty, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado-Boulder'Sun's documentary sends a clear and coherent message about one of the major environmental problems we face today. The Midwest Book Review'Intriguing..chilling filmJournalist Angela Sun offers valuable new insights.' We reached out to more than a dozen major plastic makers; the only one that would sit down with us was Chevron Phillips. [Speaking Indonesian] It used to be only once a month, but now it can be two or three times a week. Looking back, do you think putting the banner on the Mobro was a mistake? We said, "Next time try recycling." The question that people are going to have is what are they supposed to do to make this better? The film provides graphic proof of this phenomenon. JIM BECKER, VP, Sustainability, Chevron Phillips: Our view is you have to be very careful with that because sometimes the substitute products can have a bigger environmental impact than the thing you are banning. Youre saying youve got plenty as it is? Back in Oregon, I found one of these new technologies. Can we afford, ecologically or economically, to turn it off or to leave it running? What once was glass will soon be plastic. Environmentalists have, too. Eventually, the reality of what was happening in China became clear. Film Review: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Dr. Garen Baghdasarian, Professor of Biology, Chair of Life Sciences, Santa Monica College'Filmmaker Angela Sun tells a compelling story about the plethora of harmful impacts associated with non-degradable plastic, particularly in regard to the marine environment, while recognizing that the properties of plastic have enhanced our quality of life in many ways. Americas postwar boom presented endless opportunities for this new, durable, lightweight material. Use and discard, and then this is where it all ends up. Remember, a lot of the plastic packaging that you have in your kitchen is recyclable. ", "Eye-opening insightPlastic Paradise provides an informative, timely and, relevant look at the consequences of plastic consumption", "A film that moves the grassroots and has the audience thinking twice, before grabbing a straw to go with a beverage.". 2023 Docuseek, LLC All rights reserved. Well, one thing that's different is the actual ecological context is different, that we're really bumping up against ecological limits. This is it. Hi, Im Laura Sullivan, NPR and PBS FRONTLINE. It`s a tiny particle created when larger plastic items, tooth brushes, bottles, bags, break down over decades. Because that's how big a demand of manufacturing was there in China. They would just take the low-hanging fruits. This is from Purchase, New York. They say residents will put all their plastic containers in one bag. But I had millions of dollars to do what I felt was necessary. People with respiratory problem, they really get affected. Once again, the industry is pushing recycling. But it isnt just industry thats kept consumers focused on recycling for so long. The film is excellent--in its timeliness, its depth, and its presentation. It needs improvement. But you're talking about couple of companies. ", "Thoughtful new documentary by @sunnyangela examines the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, @plasticdise #ppgp2", "Offers some alarming information that might cause viewers to think twice, about buying one-time-use water bottles. Is this recyclable? But most other types of plastic are technically difficult and often costly to recycle, and that makes them nearly impossible to sell, so they keep piling up. ', "Business is being lost; analysts are beginning to take notice. Even if there was, how do we put a price on an albatross? Now here we are again in a crisis. And you just need to sort out your recyclables and do your part. Please inquire if you are with a K-12 district or school or with a public library. If youre in politics, youre in deep trouble with a 35% rating. Youve seen California, the legislation, some bans across the country and a lot of targets on single-use plastic. We support, actually, the ACC goalsAmerican Chemistry Councilgoals of getting plastic waste out of landfills by, I think the date is 2040. I showed Ron Liesemer industry reports we found dating as far back as the 1970s. In a highly controversial action, one county in New York state has voted to ban all packaging made of two kinds of plastic. What is the problem? So, we dont think banning these products is necessarily the right way to go. Plastic Paradise is the first documentary to chronicle the rise, fall, and resurgence of tiki, or Polynesian pop, one of the defining cultural trends of postwar America. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features NFL Sunday Ticket Press Copyright . I was the front man for the plastics industry, no getting around it. We need to increase the interest in and demand for recycled materials and more products made from recycled materials. The most famous one, with the crying Indian. It is ultimately getting recycled. Welcome to Portland. Using the infographic and a world map, point out the pattern of ocean currents. Trace the history of the material that ushered in the "plastics century." Watch Think Dig Deeper Discuss Customize this lesson 403 Create and share a new lesson based on this one. That code was a numbering system put inside the well-known symbol for recyclingthe chasing arrows. So this is classic. The image of plastics among consumers is deteriorating at an alarmingly fast pace, it says. The U.N. estimates by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Plastic Paradise | Bullfrog Films: 1-800-543-3764: Environmental DVDs and Educational DVDs is a leading source of educational DVDs & videos, with a collection of over 700 titles in these main subject areas: Environment Globalization Sustainability Climate Change Social Justice Developing World Indigenous Peoples Earth Science Life Science This is just hangers, one type of plastic. News Pollution. In response, many companies, including plastic makers, and even some environmentalists got behind an iconic ad campaign that focused attention on the publics role. We have not had any model shows around here in a long time! There was an attitude that if your product was not recycled, then it should not be in the marketplace. And this was in 1973. As of today, plastic bags are banned in Jersey City. They float in the water and get eaten by sea life. These Chinese children spend most of their waking hours between plumes of smoke and mountains of plastic. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. That wasnt the intent. were contaminated with trash and plastic that cant be recycled. Over the past year, weve been investigating the plastic crisis and found that many of the problems we face today were set in motion decades ago, by the very companies who make plastic in the first place. The Boston Globe, Sun, Angela (screenwriter) There is no program in Oregon that wants this in the curbside mix. The industry is not telling the public just to recycle. [CDATA[ Students will learn the unexpected economic and ecological facets of plastic pollution and ways for each of us to minimize our plastic footprint. I guess I think of it more as an investment in managing plastic waste. Called me a piece of trash and swore thats all Id ever be. and fast. By 2050, its estimated that global production of plastic will triple. ", We never asked the question, "Are they doing it the right way? Planetsave'Sun offers a fresh, new voice for her generation and has made a film that can appeal to the masses.' Instead, what they disclose is the recycling logo. We need more work. Some, like Keurig, saw a need for better technology. Existing customers, please log in to view this film. Considering the creation of plastic was used as a substitute for . Starring Angela Sun Wallace J. Nichols. Recyclers also appealed to government regulators, but they sided with industry. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. This is the big war. And yet despite the backlash, the industry that makes plastic is expanding. He told me he could take me to a place where the company had recently been dumping plastic. It has really good engineering qualities; it protects food very well. Angela Sun provides an excellent model of how one curious person can use her talents to follow her interests, speak from the heart, and contribute to improving the world. Recycle, bury, what to do with it? Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation. Then what? We've got to fix the recycling system; clearly that's job one. We took a trek up to Wilmington and this one DuPont executive, he said, "I think if we had $5 million"which seemed like a lot of money then"if we had $5 million, we could solve this problem.". We dont want that. It holds one of the worlds largest collections of industrial history. In five years, he invented a new material called celluloid, which would become known as the first plastic. We are approaching a 'point of no return. Her documentary, Plastic Paradise, reveals the devastating truths around single-use plastics and the reality of what they are doing to our oceans & marine life on a massive and rapid scale. and plastic bans are spreading across the country. How could they go into all of these communities and tell people "You just have to recycle" when they knew there were so many problems and so many hurdles? Ask students to predict what kinds of floating trash might be most harmful to ocean life and why. For scrap. A lot of that waste is ending up in the ocean. Sunil Bagaria is national chairman of the plastics division for ISRI, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. Plastic Paradise is an excellent, accessible, and troubling documentary that reveals these issues. A bunch of small but . Were going to have to invest in innovation, because some of these technologies still need to be further developed. The table is set with polyethylene products, too. There's nothing wrong with promoting recycling except when recycling sucks all the oxygen out of the room and we never do anything else. It said in an email that it had a comprehensive system to handle plastic waste and it follows all Indonesian laws and regulations. Do you think that they took a lesson away from how to fight the bans? So let's take a look at these blueberries. Directed by Angela Sun And you don't think this is just an industry coming up with a way to get out of a crisis? Plastic enters the world's oceans, is broken into tiny bits, and ingested by marine life and birds. Yeah. Have we made any progress? Busy lifestyles and a growing urban population mean an increase in demand for food that is fresh. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined. See it and share it with others!' If you have questions about licensing content on this page, please contact [email protected] for more information and to obtain a license. There shouldn't be any more talk about it! FEMALE. Plastic Paradise makes the issue of plastic pollution real and relevant. Will Posegate is the chief operating officer of Garten. the equivalent of a garbage truck dumped every minute. Plastic Paradise engages students by illustrating how their everyday interactions with plastic are connected to pollution at the farthest, most exotic corners of the world. How do you get it to a place where 100% of this plastic getting recycledhow do you get there? And theres nothing wrong in an industry promoting those kinds of things, but thats not addressing the problem that people are criticizing you about. This is our moment, California. Americans discard more trash than any other country in the world. Conversely, plastics can also absorb pollutants, such as PCBs, from the seawater. To the best of my knowledge there has been no life cycle analysis of plastic. So here weve collected some old newspaper articles from 199425 years ago. Theres no one that would even take it if I paid them to take it." So plastic came to be used in many applications because it performed better. There was never an enthusiastic belief that recycling was ultimately going to work in a significant way. What's it like to look at a field this size and see it covered in plastic trash? But the question really is, "How do I reduce?". Polystyrene, PET, PVC, polypropylene. When they were running the advertising on television, they were not about how plastics can be recycled but all the wonderful things that plastics bring to us. So they knew that these problems existed. One recycling company here caught our attention. Its showing the people picking up the litter. [Chanting] Save our Earth before it's too late! If you have questions about how to cite anything on our website in your project or classroom presentation, please contact your teacher. The common refrain in this whole field is that it's all up to consumers. We are the shipper of the scrap. Most mixed plastics end up in a place like this. Register to request a quote. And now Im what I've always wanted to be. I mean, absolutely societywide we bought this myth that recycling will solve the problem and we don't need to worry about the amount of plastic being produced. Plastic Paradise: In Conclusion. I think others were more hopeful. But more than half of all people that live in the Portland area believe this belongs in the curbside container. This is classic. It's margarine tubs, clamshells, deli containers. I mean, for most states they did it in, recyclers didnt even know it happened. Transcript Plastic Wars View film LAURA SULLIVAN, Correspondent: In 2015, a marine biologist came across a sea turtle in distress. 08/08/2014. From polymers to nurdles, learn how plastic i. They are going to double down on single-use plastic like we have never seen, so we're heading towards a real battle. Lead editor, Wendy Shuey; cinemtaography, Francisco Aliwalas [and 6 others]; music by APM Music [and 6 others]. How did it get there?The trash survey was conducted on a beach. The film takes a refreshing approach of avoiding the blame game, while emphasizing that learning about the issue can lead to less plastic use by the general public.' It did a good job of doing what it was asked to do; it made life more efficient and easier. One in every 10 Americans took part in rallies, concerts and. 'This is an issue of vast scales. The industry attitude was, "We'll set this up and get it going, but if the public wants it, they are going to have to pay for it.". ", And this document was candid: There is serious doubt widespread plastic recycling can ever be made viable on an economic basis.. First,. ; "Plastic Paradise"; Bullfrog Films. What we put in our recycling bins ends up in sorting plants like this one, outside of Portland. to tout the virtues of plastics as a way of heading off the criticism the industry was experiencing. STATE REP. LORENA GONZALEZ (D-San Diego): Yeah. And Im afraid that the same thing is happening right now. When we started that advertising program, I think the image of plastics was in the mid-30s, 30-35% favorability. Making recycling work was a way to keep their products in the marketplace. Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. 57 min. There's going to be more plastic than ever. Drawing from the expertise of a diversity of scientists, activists and management practitioners in the field, this film introduces its audience to issues regarding plastic production and waste-management, plastic contamination in the ocean and the hazards of plastic and its chemical cocktail to humans and wildlife.' We took a seat by the side of the road and she showed me pictures she'd collected of plastic that locals said had been dumped here. They are everywhere around this area. Looks like a lot of shipping containers. When we do that, we end up with bales that are more easy to sell and that are more easy for consumer goods companies to incorporate into their packaging. Its very confusing to a lot of people. The big leverage is with the producers. What would happen if the corals died off? The economics that are described there still prevail today and likely will prevail tomorrow. Plastic Paradise looks to make difference with plastic consumption By Stephanie Shinno The Garden Island | Sunday, July 11, 2021, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Contributed by Abe Kowitz Abe. The start of construction on that multibillion-dollar plastics plant. We have to show hard results. In this state, none of this is recyclable. They knew these problems existed, absolutely. I dont think this kind of advertising is helpful to them at all. Bagaria had come to make sure his plastic was actually being recycled and turned into tiny pellets that are used to make new plastic products. 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