Plastic Planet

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Boote, Werner. Plastic Planet. Vienna: New Sentimental Film, 2009. Original format: 35 mm, 95 min.

As the film’s trailer suggests, “we are all children of the age of plastic.” Plastic is found almost everywhere - in domestic settings, in the oceans and deserts, and even in our blood! The amount of plastic humankind has produced since the beginning of the plastic era is enough to circle our globe six times with plastic Clingfilm. Director Werner Boote, the grandchild of a plastics industry pioneer, travels the world documenting the impact of plastic products on human lives and diverse environments. The film claims that after watching it, one will never drink from a plastic bottle again. (Source: Translated and adapted from the original German at the Official Film Website)

© 2009 farbfilm Verleih. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact

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Further readings: 
  • Boetzkes, Amanda. “Plastic, Oil Culture, and the Ethics of Waste.” In “Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Politics and Culture of Waste,” edited by Christof Mauch. Special issue, RCC Perspectives 1 (2016): 51–58.
  • Rajkumar, Ponnusamy. "A Study on the Plastic Waste and Environmental Degradation." ABC Journal of Advanced Research 4, no. 1 (2015): 9–15.