Must Watch Documentaries


works with members and allies to create documentaries that tackle the plastic pollution crisis and reveal the true cost of plastic. From hard hitting revelations to inspiring stories, these will surely give you a more holistic understanding of the urgent problem we’re facing.

Whether you’re researching, wanting to learn about plastic pollution, or just looking for something to watch, these documentaries are definitely a must.

The Story of Plastic

Produced by: Pale Blue Dot Media in association with React To Film.
Members Involved: The Story of Stuff, Peak Plastic Foundation
Regional Focus: Global

The Story of Plastic is an Emmy Award winning documentary that uncovers the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. This film introduces audiences to the heroes and the villains behind one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, from the extraction of fossil fuels to plastic disposal and the global resistance fighting back.


Produced by: The Why Foundation
Regional Focus: Asia

Plastic is a revolutionary material. It’s durable, affordable, multi-functional – and it has pushed our planet to the brink of one of the worst environmental crises in modern history.

After three years of researching, following the money and talking to the leading experts in the field, THE WHY Foundation is ready to present three cutting-edge documentary films.

Each of the three 52 minute documentaries covers a different angle: Health, Recycling and Industry. The films dig deep into what happens to our plastic trash and investigate industry pledges, unveiling the local and global effects our plastic use has on the environment – and on our health.

Filmed across the globe and revealing the latest scientific research, WHY PLASTIC? busts the myths and misinformation on plastic, taking a closer look at what is fact and what is fiction.