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Plasticized is an intimate account of a first-hand journey aboard the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres Institute on the very first scientific expedition, focused on plastic waste, through the center of the South Atlantic Ocean.

An eye-opening story about the institute's global mission to study the effects, reality, and scale of plastic pollution around the world.

Despite rumors of massive garbage islands, an immeasurable amount of plastic pollution of all sizes is floating throughout every major ocean in the world.

With the numerous ghost nets of trash or larger windrows of rubbish dominating the the occasional headlines, tiny bits of plastic particulate from frail chunks is the overwhelming contaminant that is secretly infiltrating all levels of sea life like a cancer.

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9 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Brix Mo

    This is nothing , between Africa and South America around equator is more than 200 miles long , and so dense , that you will probably drowned in that garbage if you try to swim.

  2. anna miller

    "In 2010 over 300 million tons of new plastic was produced around the world. 13.3% of plastics were recycled in 08 & less than 1% of plastic bags.Recycling one ton is $4000.00. The product created is valued at $32.00." Since the second world war, we have used plastics that are thrown away but last forever. Our five oceans are now filled with plastic confetti, that organisms mistake for food. Inspirational documentary.


    i question your motives. did mummy and daddy finance this wank (jaunt)....mummy and daddy willing, what will you LOOK at next

  4. spinkter

    need to be active picking up trash in the seas as on land....quite simple actually

  5. crbowley

    Wonderfully made, made me look around just where I am sitting, and seeing the incredible amount of plastic in a 10 sq. foot area. I am not as diligent in my attempts at being a greenie as I should be, and this film made me acutely aware of my shortcomings, for that I thank the producers of this film, and I'm sure that they were hoping for the results that have emanated from my watching this excellent film.
    I now am looking at the recycling matter in a whole new light, and will make a much stronger attempt at cleaning my corner of the world. You've accomplished a major objective and for that I give you thanks.

  6. Richard Neva

    23 minutes of this film was enough for me to get the message. More GLOOM

  7. Sam

    We can do all we can but until Asia get's the message the Pacific is going to be the worlds biggest floating trash can.

  8. terencegalland

    Terence Galland59 seconds ago

    Convenience today is inconvenience tomorrow plastic is fine so long as it has no impact on wildlife and in the oceans.....i guess its down to the manufacturer to make sure the plastic is environmentally friendly and biodegradable it should be tested before release to sale!

  9. James

    Those researchers to my opinion are latte sipping and I am not surprise they are the one that drink coffee from disposable cups daily

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