Green Screen 3: A Plastic Ocean

Why you should watch a plastic ocean:

"A Plastic Ocean" is a must-watch documentary for anyone interested in seeing the true impact of plastic waste on our planet. It helps you to put your individual consumption in a broader perspective and shows just how urgent the issue is, even if the negative impact of our plastic consumption might not be directly visible in our daily lives.

For us, it showed that the switch to using reusable water bottles and coffee cups (instead of the disposable ones) we made over the last years was a necessary one. This simple change has greatly reduced the amount of plastic waste we generate on a daily basis, and has also saved him money in the long run.

At Honest Basics we don't use single use plastics to package our products. All shipping is done completely plastic-free. When ordering from other brands, especially the big marketplaces like Zalando, Amazon, and so on, we are sometimes shocked by the amounts of single-use plastic that are used to wrap simple products. So unnecessary!

Summary and essential take-aways


"A Plastic Ocean" is a documentary that dives into the alarming issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. Directed by Craig Leeson and produced by Jo Ruxton, the film takes us on a journey to various parts of the world where we see firsthand the devastating impact that plastic waste is having on marine life and the environment. The documentary also explores the root causes of this crisis, including our reliance on single-use plastic and our disposable consumer culture.

The main take-aways:

  1. Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major environmental crisis that is threatening the health of marine ecosystems and endangering countless species of wildlife.
  2. Much of this plastic waste comes from single-use plastic items like water bottles, straws, and plastic bags, which are used for only a few minutes but can take hundreds of years to break down.
  3. The production and disposal of plastic is also contributing to climate change and other environmental problems, as it requires large amounts of fossil fuels and creates greenhouse gas emissions.
  4. Solutions to this crisis include reducing our use of single-use plastic, promoting recycling and waste reduction, and supporting policies and businesses that prioritise sustainability and environmental stewardship.

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