Plastic Planet is an documentary about how plastic materials have become a global threat of life. The movie has been directed by Werner Boote from Austria.
Plastic Planet shows how the industry keeps the chemical composition of plastic products top secret. It also explains that one of the plastic ingredients is Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is found in many things of our everyday life’s like plastic bottles and baby pacifiers. Among scientists BPA is well known to be posing a threat to health. In January 2010 the U.S. american Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement on BPA:
(..) on the basis of results from recent studies using novel approaches to test for subtle effects, both the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health and FDA have some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children (..)
Plastic Planet’s soundtrack is provided by the ambient and dub pioneers of The Orb.
After Let’s Make Money by Erwin Wagenhöfer, Werner Boote seems to be the next austrian filmmaker to help describing downsides of the globalization.
We currently don’t have information how or when this movie is coming to a cinema in the U.S.
Plastic Planet Trailer (german):
Austrian TV documentary about health risks of plastics (german only):