A Plastic Ocean: a film review

A Plastic Ocean: a film review

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Average: 4.4 (134 votes)

Submitted by dominique_ on Sun, 22/01/2023 - 22:18


I watched many years ago a documentary called "Ilha das Flores" (BR) from 1989, that talks about the same theme, but goes beyond that, and shows the social inequality spectrum, besides consumerist habits that makes us to creat the big amount of garbage that is presented on the movie.

Submitted by FatCat03 on Fri, 13/01/2023 - 15:12


I have watched Apocalypse WW2. It has 6 episodes and the years are separated in these episodes. I found this documentary gripping and informative. I can recommend.

Submitted by gasparmartinez on Tue, 10/01/2023 - 22:44


I recommend "Before the flood" directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by Leo DiCaprio. It's a docummentary about the global warming and how the artic is melting, it's very sad but makes you take counciosness about the situation

Submitted by Daniel Tessore on Wed, 21/12/2022 - 22:25


The solution to this problem is return to glass. Everything was made of glass many years ago. Not only is glass safe and clean for the environment, but also for people. For instance, a glass bottle maintains the water inside it clean and suitable to drink, whereas a plastic bottle pollutes water with plastic particles. It tastes plastic!

I agree with your opinion! I've also thought about that fact that many years ago people even didn't know about plastic bottles and bags. And what? Everything was okay! And the oceans were also okay. Today I've read in one article that there are even special oceans where people send all rubish. It's unbelievable!
And also I prefer special bags which are not made with plastic. Especially now they are produced with different designs. And you can even take them to the university, not only to the supermarkets :)

Submitted by Eman Samir on Tue, 20/12/2022 - 18:04


I'd recommend the historical ones such as Titanic 20 Years Later. It's about the well-known ship Titanic which was sunk and damaged in the 20th century.

Submitted by Isis Nikiellen on Thu, 01/12/2022 - 20:00


A good documentary to watch is "The social dilemma". It talks about the impact and influence of social media on human life. It's on Netflix.

Submitted by sheishei20 on Fri, 18/11/2022 - 01:30


In my opinion, this film helps us think about what we are not doing to take care of the environment because it shows how we're destroying life on the planet with our daily actions in which we use plastic waste almost all the time. I think it is important that we take measures to reduce the negative impact, there are many solutions that we can do: carry our cloth bags when we go to the supermarket, bring our own thermos of water, buy second-hand clothes, think before buying something that we don't really need, also we dont forget to pick up the trash after leaving a place where we have consumed something like food whic uses plastic to protect it.
If each of us were aware of reducing our plastic waste, we could help improve life on the planet.