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Our mission is to change the world’s attitude toward plastic within one generation
Plastic pollution is a global issue that impacts our ocean, our health and our wellbeing. Through education, science and our film, we are working to stem the tide of plastic entering the ocean, before it is too late.
“There is no away – because plastic is so permanent and so indestructible. When you cast it into the ocean, it does not go away.”
Sir David Attenborough
Once in the ocean, plastic litter affects the safety of sea transport, fisheries, tourism and recreation. When broken up into tiny pieces, plastic attracts toxic chemicals released over decades from industry and agriculture, the concentration of which increases as they move up the food chain.
Exposures to these chemicals have been suggested to contribute to some cancers, and infertility, as well as immune, metabolic, cognitive and behavioural disorders. The entry of plastic pieces into our food chain is of concern to human health.
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We continue to be humbled and grateful that our award-winning documentary, A Plastic Ocean, continues to screen to large audiences around the world, and is still creating meaningful change. That’s…
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