Life in Plastic

Život s plasty

The fascination with and enthusiasm for plastic is just as great as the list of problems, risks and studies associated with its use is long. Most types of plastic that we use every day are nearly non-degradable – but, as time goes by, they are degradated and are released into the environment and into the food chain. Currently, the only solution lies in recycling: the process which Professor Michael Braungart seeks to revolutionise. If he has his way about it, everything will have to be re-invented: every material used must be non-toxic, and the individual components of a product must be separable from each other. Only in this form can they be re-used as top-quality raw material or returned to the disposal cycle as a degradable substance.

  • Movie number
    25
  • Section
    Informative Screening
  • Director
    Bertram Verhaag
  • Script
    Bertram Verhaag
  • Photographer
    Waldemar Hauschild
  • Country
    Germany
  • Length
    26 min
  • Year
    2008
  • Festival version
    německá / German