Cable TV's Sundance Channel is airing "Addicted to Plastic," a documentary by Ian Connacher. Sundance describes it as "an international odyssey revealing the disturbing long-term effects of the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. From water bottles and Styrofoam cups to toothbrushes and garbage bags, in less than a century the pervasive presence of plastics has marked every ecosystem and all aspects of human activity. Visually compelling, entertaining and thought provoking, ADDICTED TO PLASTIC is both a wake-up call and an inspiring consideration of possible recycling or down-cycling solutions." The film is the result of three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, according to Bulfrog Films.
The film details plastic's path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions - which include plastic made from plants - will provide viewers with a new perspective about our future with plastic.In the eastern time zone, Sundance will air the film tonight at 8:30 and 11:45 p.m., then again on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.