REFINEMENT – Once extracted, how does oil and gas become the resin that will eventually be the plastic we use in our daily lives? Then we buy these products, the social and environmental justice issues are covered up by cool marketing campaigns.
EXTRACTION: Fracking and Drilling for Plastic Dreams – Plastic Plague Pt 1
The Plastic Plague all starts with fracking and drilling, which fouls air and water, and industrializes landscapes. This is PART ONE of a special seven-part series on EcoJustice Radio, called, “The Plastic Plague: Connecting the Dots between Extraction, Inequity, and Pollution.”
Plastic Ocean: Deep Sea Garbage Endangers Marine Ecosystem
While the Great Pacific Garbage Patch continues to grow, a paper by researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows that trash is accumulating in the deep sea, particularly in Monterey Canyon, off the coast of California. This causes dire impacts to the marine ecosystem and humans who thrive from it.
Midway Atoll: The Plastic Plight of the Albatross
A short film follows artist Chris Jordan to investigate the thousands of albatrosses dying from ingestion of plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. The Albatross journey across the sea takes them over the world’s largest dump: slowly rotating masses of partially-submerged trash between San Francisco and Hawai’i.