The film “Plastic Seduction” and the website www.sosplastic.org are part of a global campaign made for non-profit, awareness raising and activating purposes, uniting organisations worldwide in their efforts to prevent marine plastic pollution. We thank Edward Kosior for his advisory on the scientific part.
The purpose of the film:
The film brings marine plastic pollution into our comfort zone and makes it relevant to all of us, as it is not only happening in the middle of the oceans or on remote coastlines, but is most likely to find its way back into our lives, even in the most picture perfect situations – via the marine food chain. The film has a very commercial look in order to reach lifestyle and consumption driven target groups. As consumer demand is key driver of the market for plastic products, it’s up to us – the consumers – to prevent marine plastic pollution at its source. The aim of the film therefore is to motivate individuals to change that process at the beginning by finding initiatives they want to support on sos-plastic.com.
The website (sos-plastic.com = www.sosplastic.org)
To find out what the individual can do about the issue the website provides online shortcuts to 100 information resources covering researching expeditions, clean ups and education platforms, activism, sustainable lifestyle free from plastic waste and new technologies designing the circular economy. Whilst many initiatives are working hard on solving the consequences of plastic waste getting into the oceans, even more plastic is being produced, consumed and discarded everyday. It is therefore logical for us as consumers to change that process by its trigger: the demand.
Our vision is to make www.sosplastic.org a platform where people can easily find local activities but also connect with the global activism network, to share success stories and keep the big picture in mind. The more consumers increase demand for sustainable processes and products, the more the industry will develop alternatives, to the benefit of the environment.
Who is behind this project:
The film “Plastic Seduction” was written, produced and directed by Katrin Peters and is at the heart of this independent non-profit campaign which has the support of Nextek Ltd, a UK based competence center for polymer recycling and Expedition MED, a French NGO researching plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea and PlasticPollutionCoalition, a global alliance of organisations and individuals against plastic pollution.
For more information, please contact us on sosplastic(at)gmail.com
Please note: While the content of sos-plastic.com has been gathered with seriousness and accuracy, we don’t claim completeness and don’t take responsibility for the content of the websites to which this platform links.