In the face of corporate malfeasance, Big Polluters push for consumer responsibility, not producer accountability.
The Story of Plastic (2020) rails against this false narrative that we can “recycle our way out” and instead pushes for producer accountability when manufacturing unnecessary, single-use plastics. The filmfollows the supply chain of plastic, beginning with fracked natural gas in the United States and ending with literal mountains of plastic waste on the other side of the world.
Where to Watch: Amazon, AppleTV, Xfinity on Demand
Directed by: Deia Schlosberg
Runtime: 95 min
Photo: Ocean Conservancy
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Despite no shortage of peer-reviewed studies revealing plastic to be loaded with chemicals that can harm our health, plastic packaging, plastic containers, plastic toys — the list goes on — are in every corner of our lives.
The toxic chemicals found in plastic, and other harmful ingredients or materials in the things you use daily, affect not just the environment, but also the human body and particularly growing babies, infants, and children.
Every step you take to reduce harmful chemicals in your life, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction.
If you have little ones or are striking out on the Plastic Free Path, “The Healthy Baby Guide” from MADE SAFE and Plastic Pollution Coalition is an excellent resource for making safer choices and navigating a healthy and sustainable future.