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  • Format: NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Ais
  • DVD Release Date: May 26, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001U0D7A4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #370,547 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

From the Contributor

"The cheapest, strongest, most ubiquitous material ever invented, that might be quietly poisoning us.

"There is no such thing as disposability."

- Ian Connacher, director

Customer Reviews

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Excellent, thought provoking film.
Phil Carney
An enthusiastic developer in Australia demonstrated the nature of his 21st century plastic product by eating it.
E. (Harry) Hernandez
Ask your local library to buy a copy so that more people can learn about this subject.
Manx Shearwater

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. (Harry) Hernandez VINE VOICE on December 26, 2010
ADDICTED TO PLASTIC (2007-2008) is one of the most frightening, riveting and excellent documentaries I've ever seen. While at certain moments it is humorous, and at other moments I get a bit tired of the music-video phenomenon complete with whiny 'college station' music, this is a must-see.

Its premises as a documentary are complete and I only wish there had been more fact and statistics: yet the lack thereof is one of the points of this documentary. Young filmmaker Ian Connacher, a Toronto native, set out to discover the truth behind something that had mystified him: recycling. He moved on to seek the truth about non-biodegradable plastics, their manufacture and their ultimate disposal.

What he found absolutely reeks. This is a collection of facts from a world we should all get to know - and this film should be shown in schools planet-wide. The toxins involved in making plastic malleable could be THE cause of cancer in the world today. Animals are eating plastic waste, thinking it's food, and then guess where the plastic-toxins are going?

You got it: higher up the food chain. Hence our relatives dropping like flies from cancer and other unspeakables. Connacher travels around the world seeking answers, meeting with environmentalist scientists (few of whom would admit they were environmentalists), innovators, and one rep from the plastics corporation whom, as always, was full of double-talk.

Connacher found places of hope - such as Kenya and India - where the plastic refuse is being recycled in ingenious, useful and nondestructive ways. He crossed paths with great scientists who are engineering all-natural plastics made from vegetables (one such product is brand-named "PLANTIC" and made from soy).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edward Downing on November 30, 2012
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Very impressive and educational.

I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.

Check it out!

you will love it a
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phil Carney on June 15, 2011
Excellent, thought provoking film. We must take ownership of the problems we have created and this film offers an excellent analysis of the problem as well as encouraging solutions. Highly recommend!!
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By A. Burke on May 7, 2013
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From plastics in the ocean, to plastics in animals, to plastics in us, this documentary covers everything you hoped wasn't true about the disposable mindset of humanity today. Traveling across the world, the narrator explains how plastics are made, how recycling happens, what happens when we can't keep up with the recycling demands, and the potential consequences for humans and the world.

I'm a teacher, and it's hard to engage my students -- I actually had a student say, "Why don't we watch more movies like this?? I learned so much watching it!"
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