A Plastic Ocean

by Craig Leeson

To mark World Environment Day and to highlight the 2017 Ocean Conference, the United Nations and the U.S. Mission to the EU invited you to the screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean‘.

A Plastic Ocean film poster
Runtime: 102′

In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.


The film was followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Matjaž Malgaj – European Commission, DG ENVIRONMENT, Head of Unit for Marine Environment and Water Industry;
  • Maria Westerbos – Director, Plastic Soup Foundation;
  • Jo Ruxton – Producer of ‘A Plastic Ocean’.

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