Get set for an evening with A Plastic Ocean, a documentary that examines the effects of plastic entering the ocean.
Hong Kong-based Australian journalist Craig Leeson grew up on the beaches of Tasmania. As an avid surfer, he spent the last five years travelling around the globe for A Plastic Ocean, a documentary that examines the effects of plastic entering the ocean.
Perhaps this is not our problem if we are not the ones littering but A Plastic Ocean begs to differ.
It started when researchers found more plastic than plankton in the Pacific Ocean. While many associate “plastic in the ocean” with an image of pieces of disgusting litter we can easily swim away from, the realisation is that by the time trash has been washed out to the sea, they have broken down to small pieces; some even invisible to the human eye. For those of you who are thinking this means plastic have decomposed, think again. The smaller the pieces of plastic are, they closer they get to the beginning of the food chain, and guess where those traces of plastic end up?