The journey of the plastic bag

Plastic waste is an issue that doesn’t go away. And, of course, the plastics industry is unfairly blamed for it. After all, the industry does not drop plastic bags on the street, leaving them to go who knows where.

Thus the blog welcomes the above spoof documentary from the Santa Monica ‘Heal the Bay’ group. Narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, it is modelled on nature documentaries of animal migration in Africa. But instead, it shows the journey of the plastic bag from the asphalt jungle of the US W Coast to its ‘natural home’ in the Pacific Ocean.

Well filmed, it makes a serious point about how this area of the Ocean, twice the size of Texas, has become filled with floating plastic waste.

About Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem, trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry. The aim of this blog is to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry over the next 12 – 18 months. It will try to look behind today’s headlines, to understand what may happen next in important issues such oil prices, economic growth and the environment. We may also have some fun, investigating a few of the more offbeat events that take place from time to time. Please do join me and share your thoughts. Between us, we will hopefully develop useful insights into the key factors that will drive the industry's future performance.

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