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Oceans of Plastic

Saturday 09th October 2010 from 18h00 to 19h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Sandrine Feydel
Written by
Sandrine Feydel
Produced by
Via Découvertes Production

Documentary, France, 2009, 52 min

Oceans are rapidly becoming the world's rubbish dump. Every kilometer of ocean now contains an average of 74,000 pieces of plastic. A plastic soup of waste, killing hundreds of thousands of animals every year and leaching chemicals slowly up the food chain.

In the Netherlands, scientists researching the decline of the fulmar bird found plastic in the stomachs of 95 % of all samples, in Germany, chemicals coming from plastic have been found to affect the reproductive systems of animals, while in California, conservationists are seeing increasing numbers of whales and dolphins deaths by ingesting rubbish. What will be the long term impact of this plastic pollution? Can anything be done to clean up our oceans?


Debate with :

  • Sandrine Feydel, director
  • Laure Dallem, in charge of the pressures / impacts on the marine environment mission, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea