It’s a heart-wrenching topic, and nevertheless a beautiful and absolutely critical documentary – A Plastic Ocean. This new film follows researchers across all oceans to examine just how much plastic pollution has been accumulated in the sea, how it behaves in the water, and what it does to the biology of ocean life, from fish, to mammals, turtles and sea birds – and directly to humans as well.
Life on this planet depends on the health of our oceans. A Plastic Ocean captures this connection we all share with the sea, and brings us a serious – and very visual – warning of the plastic pollution problem that we are facing. It’s staggering, and yet some early solutions to this problem are being developed already, as we will hear from one of the chief scientists of the film.
Host Helge Hellberg in an organic conversation with Bonnie Monteleone, Executive Director, Director of Science, Research and Academic Partnerships at Plastic Oceans Project, Wilmington, N.C.