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Plastic Wars (full film) | FRONTLINE
Have efforts to solve the plastic pollution problem made it worse? Go inside the battle over plastics, recycling and what’s at stake.

Despite efforts spreading across America to reduce the use of plastic and the crisis of ocean pollution growing, the plastics industry is rapidly scaling up new production and promoting a familiar solution: recycling. But it’s estimated that no more than 10% of plastic produced has ever been recycled. The documentary “Plastic Wars,” from FRONTLINE and NPR, reveals how plastic makers for decades have publicly promoted recycling, despite privately expressing doubts that widespread plastic recycling would ever be economically viable.

Plastic Ocean
United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet.   Over 300 million tons will be produced this year.
Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever.  Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food – from birds… to us.

Plastic Pollution: How Humans are Turning the World into Plastic
Modern life would be impossible without plastic – but we have long since lost control over our invention. Why has plastic turned into a problem and what do we know about its dangers?