The journey of the plastic bag

Chemical companies, Consumer demand, Economic growth

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.

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