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FMTV - Oceans: The Mystery of the Missing Plastic

Oceans: The Mystery of the Missing Plastic

Runtime: 53m 03s | Release date: 2016

99% of the plastic that should be floating in the oceans is missing. Even accounting for the plastic that washes up on beaches or is trapped in arctic ice, millions of tonnes has simply disappeared.

As most plastic never deteriorates, it simply breaks down into smaller and smaller particles that are invisible to the human eye, what happens to this missing ocean plastic is a mystery. In this investigation, scientists embark in search of the micro-plastics. Small, mostly invisible, and toxic, they are home to a new ecosystem: the plastisphere. But where are they? Ingested by organisms? Buried under the ocean floor? Degraded by bacteria? And what is the impact of them entering the food chain?

Vincent Perazio


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Gloria Roldan | 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Excellent! Kept my attention and question more what am I eating.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Glad to hear you loved this documentary Gloria! ❤️ ~ Iris
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Maarten Roos | 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Very good and to the point documentary, a must see for all concerned with sustainable living.
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Thanks for the feedback Maarten :) ~ Joyce

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