Plastic Planet

Plastic Planet

Plastic Planet

               Genre: Documentary
               Environmental, plastics, pollution, garbage, plastic

The Big softener

  The slogan “jute instead of plastic” now goes to the thirtieth year, but he has obviously not used. This shows in his documentary on Werner Boote meticulous and much more, because not only that conventional plastic degrades after a few hundred years, but it also brings with it devastating health effects: cancer, infertility, allergies, and can thus be produced.

Werner boats has almost sucked the plastic into the breast milk because his grandfather was in the sixties, Managing Director of the Inter-plastic works. Thus the boat childhood was marked by colorful plastic toys, so he became a young hero of the child’s neighborhood. Today, forty years later, he questioned the rise of toxic plastics and occasionally visits his roots of petroleum products produced from plastic. He encounters an unwelcome difficulties, because the industry is silent on the manufacture and composition of this material, a fortiori, it differs in its questions about health risks and marginalize the problem of environmental pollution. Boat route takes him from Europe to America to Africa and Asia, and the knowledge that he wins, are distressing. Our oceans are now consist of much more plastic than shares of plankton in rivers and lakes are contaminated with bisphenol A, a chemical that is necessary for the manufacture of some plastics, which, however, has disastrous consequences for humans and animals, including in the form of genetic disorders that affect only generations later. A scientist in the movie brings it to the point: No one dies on the plastic, but it leads to a reduction in quality of life. The plastics industry has indeed little incentive to give up this lucrative business. Sun sees itself as well as Werner Boote faced with a future researcher who wants to persuade him on behalf of Plastics Europe, that plastic is completely safe and in the future will be intelligent, even plastics. Neither boats nor the audience believes the lobbyists. With all the drama of the subject but still manages to craft a humorous undertone to install that even the most unscrupulous consumers should stimulate reflection. Was

has a drawback of the film, however: For example, while in the docudrama The Age of Stupid from the fall of 2009 as detailed records of the CO2 uptake by the film and reduced to a minimum, it seems, Werner Boote did not worry about that too. Munter, he flies from Vienna to London and Finland to Japan, China and India and finally in the U.S. and the Pacific Ocean to land. That this was necessary for his documentary, is beyond question. That good intentions often go hand in hand with environmental pollution, obviously.

Who has felt understood the message of the film, the desire to go shopping as a conscientious consumer and environmentally conscious citizens, only explicitly in the health food store that only drinks from glass bottles to take and make the slogan “jute instead of plastic” in the future a reality. But that’s not so easy, and ultimately the risk is very high, fall back into his old habits. But one should still be clear: If we do not leave desist from these comfortable habits, we will our future generations not only a plastic planet, but also diseases and late effects!

(Silvy Pommerenke)

Title: Plastic Planet Country of production: Germany, Austria Year of production: 2009 Length: 95 (Min) Distribution : farbfilm Distribution

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