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Books and Reports
Plastics and Sustainability by
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
Publication Date: 2011-03-03
The Story of Plastic
From the creators of The Story of Stuff (2007), this film follows plastics from their creation through fracking to their end in landfills, incinerators, and oceans.
This film, along with its more recent sequel, investigates fracking in the United States, its connection to plastics, and the negative repercussions on the individuals most closely affected. Available on Tubi, Vudu, Amazon, and iTunes.
Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?
This documentary dives into our need for plastic and how we can cut down our use. Available on Amazon or iTunes.
This documentary digs into the bottled water industry and its massive footprint on global plastic pollution. Available for free on Tubi, or on Amazon and iTunes.
This documentary follows a fifth-grade class in Red Hook, Brooklyn as they learn about the environmental impact of plastic and create change within their community. See Cafeteria Culture in the Organizations tab to learn more about the creators. Currently only available for public screenings.
The Website of Beyond Plastics, based in CAPA and run by Judith Enck
This organization investigates plastic pollution in the world's ocean, and uses scientific data to affect climate policy.
Similar to 5 Gyres, this organization also focuses on removing plastic from our oceans and waterways.
The Sunrise Movement
This organization focuses on educating the public about plastic pollution and climate change while mobilizing young people to seek change.
Similar to Sunrise, this organization puts on emphasis on educating about plastic pollution, often through large-scale protests.
Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)
This is a student-run organization whose goal is to mobilize young people to create change in their home and college communities against plastic use.
These are the creators of Microplastic Madness (see films). They are based in Manhattan and focus on education elementary-age students about plastic pollution and citizen science. Find them on Handshake for FWT opportunities.