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Filtering a Plastic Ocean



This video competed in
Earth Film Challenge

Filtering A Plastic Ocean highlights the dangers of microplastics in our oceans - sea-borne plastic that has been broken down into tiny pieces - and profiles a pioneering low-cost solution to removing this toxic material from our beaches and seas. This short film, photographed on the beautiful beaches of the Oregon coast, introduces activist Marc Ward and the electrostatic filtration system he has invented. This new tool can be used worldwide to clean beaches of these tiny plastic particles, thereby saving the lives of seabirds and other ocean creatures, and safeguarding human health. The film features an original music score by noted composer Mark Orton.