To help you better get to grips with plastic pollution and the consequences on our environment, check out of top 5 must see and read to understand climate change.
1- A Plastic Ocean by Craig Leeson
What at first began as a search for the elusive blue whale, ended up being an exploration of the fragile state of our oceans caused by our overdependence on plastic. It's one of these documentaries that you will never forget.
2-Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Another must watch documentary. Journalist Angela Sun investigates the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and learns more about its effect on the wildlife on Midway Atoll. An independent documentary film on what our society's vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and to our health.
3- This Changes Everything. Capitalism vs The climate by Naomi Klein.
'Our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life'
This is one of our favorite reads. Klein analyses the incompatibility between climate justice and capitalism and lays out the disastrous consequences of deregulated global capitalism.
4- How to avoid Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
Bill Gates has been engaged in charity for a couple of decades. How to Avoid Climate Disaster is looking at climate change issues, unsurprisingly, from a technological angle. Bill Gates examines how different sectors of the economy can be decarbonised and identifies possible solutions. Some are already available today, others exist only on paper. If you like innovation, this book will inspire you.
5- Minimalist: Less is Now
You will want to declutter your home as soon to you finish watching this fascinating documentary. What is necessary? What is essential? Stuff is contributing to our discontent in so many different ways. In fact, the less belongings your own, the more free you feel.