Documentaries

#breakfreefromplastic 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.
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How Plastic Production Pollutes Small Towns

Produced by The Story of Stuff | Regional Focus: Global
Plastic pollutes at every step of the way but much of the consequences are hidden from view. We're pulling back the curtain to reveal the frontline communities being poisoned by plastic. This is The Story of Plastic.
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The Plastic Bag Diet

Produced by The Story of Stuff | Regional Focus: Global
It's not that plastic waste in our world is mismanaged; it's that there is so much plastic being produced that it's unmanageable. Solutions start with reduction and prevention because by the time plastic enters the environment, it's already too late.
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Manila’s Zero Waste Neighborhoods

Produced by The Story of Stuff | Regional Focus: Global
Plastic polluted neighborhoods in Manila are taking things into their own hands by creating systemic zero waste programs that collect all recyclables, compost all organics, and push for corporate accountability.
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Where Your Recycled Plastic Ends Up

Produced by The Story of Stuff | Regional Focus: Global
The mass production of single-use plastic has put us in the biggest recycling crisis in history.
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