One Plastic Beach Short Documentary

Heads up to Jason Sondhi of Short of the Week for bringing this captivating short documentary about the waste we produce in the products we make to my attention. I’m not too fond of sharing work that’s already being showcased but this project really resonated with me, I think beyond what could be seen as quirkiness of the couple involved in this project is a really important issue that we all need to be made aware of.

I’ve never quite understood why we produce products out of materials that we can’t recycle, logically it just doesn’t make sense. For me good design is a functional product that is built to last out of something sustainable and versatile, Richard and Judith Lang present in this project why the quick and easy way shouldn’t be the answer.

When I read that this project was filmed in Northern California the last thing I was visualizing was the sea in the state of disarray that we see in the film below. Sometimes it scares me to think that society considers itself outside of nature and world around us, like we face no responsibility for the resources we use.


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