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Addicted to Plastic

If you take a look around you right now, probably many of the objects your see are made of plastic, from your clothing to your cell phone to your radio. When the plastic revolution started in the 1950s, manufacturers were keen to extol its virtues. No-one worried about what would happen to all those millions of products once we no longer needed them.

More than 50 years later all that plastic is still with us, much of it floating around in the oceans. Ian Connacher is director of a new film that looks at our relationship with this most ubiquitous of materials.

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