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Published Tuesday 7 July 2020
Tags:General, Environment

Educate yourself about plastic pollution

Want to join the millions of other people all around the world learning how to reduce plastic waste? Then get involved in Plastic Free July – a global movement that allows people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution.

To help you learn a little bit more about plastic pollution, why not cast your eyes over one of these documentaries to inspire, inform or help you in your Plastic Free July challenge.


Online film, 1hr 37 mins

In the heart of the great Pacific, a story is taking place that may change the way you see everything. ALBATROSS is offered as a free public artwork (2011).

Drowning in Plastic

SBS on Demand, 1hr 23 mins

This documentary asks the question ‘Do we really understand the impact of this new environmental crisis?’ (2019).

Plastic Free July - Reducing Plastic in the Kitchen with Lindsay Miles

You Tube, 14 mins

Quick and easy tips for reducing plastic waste in the kitchen (2020).

History 101 Episode 4 “Plastic”

Netflix, 21 mins

Explore the price we pay for the convenience of plastic (2020).

Blue Planet II


A seven-part documentary series narrated by David Attenborough that shows the impact plastic is having in our oceans (2017).


Some other good viewing that you might find online:

  • 2020 - The Story of Plastic
  • 2019 - Straw Wars
  • 2016 – Plastic China
  • 2010 – Waste Land
  • 2010 – Bag IT

This page was last updated on 1 August 2022.