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Four Corners: Oceans Of Plastic
Oceans Of Plastic
ABC  |  February 27, 2017

Life without plastic is almost unimaginable. It's become central to the way we live our lives - from everyday items like food packaging and water bottles, to sophisticated high-end products. But how many of us know what happens to that plastic when we throw it away? Scientists say vast amounts of our discarded plastic is ending up in the ocean. Working out where that plastic ends up and what impact it has on our oceans has become a major concern for many marine scientists. Four Corners brings you this thought-provoking story from French filmmaker Vincent Perazio in which he examines the work of these scientists investigating our plastic waste. Some are undertaking research to see if plastic is making its way into the food chain, others are looking into the impact on marine life and the environment. The program asks confronting questions about whether or not we need to change the way we deal with the plastics we throw away.

Life without plastic is almost unimaginable. It's become central to the way we live our lives - from everyday items like food packaging and water bottles, to sophisticated high-end products. But how many of us know what happens to that plastic when we throw it away? Scientists say vast amounts of our discarded plastic is ending up in the ocean. Working out where that plastic ends up and what impact it has on our oceans has become a major concern for many marine scientists. Four Corners brings you this thought-provoking story from French filmmaker Vincent Perazio in which he examines the work of these scientists investigating our plastic waste. Some are undertaking research to see if plastic is making its way into the food chain, others are looking into the impact on marine life and the environment. The program asks confronting questions about whether or not we need to change the way we deal with the plastics we throw away.

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