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Video: Filtering a Plastic Ocean


Filtering A Plastic Ocean profiles ocean activist Marc Ward and his simple invention that removes toxic microplastics from the beach, and therefore the ocean. The film explores the impact these tiny plastics have on marine wildlife and human health, and shows how this groundbreaking technique is making beaches safe for people around the world. Produced and directed by Rory Banyard at North Shore Productions, Inc., in Portland, Oregon. Filtering A Plastic Ocean premiered at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in January 2016.

Running time: 5:35

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2 comments on “Video: Filtering a Plastic Ocean

  1. Tricia Knoll
    September 6, 2018

    For 25 years I owned a vacation rental on the north Oregon coast at Manzanita. Many years I participated in the beach clean up events…going out with a strainer and straining out these bits of micro plastics. And hating them. My poems about this bit of Oregon coast are collected in Ocean’s Laughter (Kelsay Books). This is labor intensive work, no doubt about it, but when you’ve cleaned a square meter or two, you see the difference.

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    • Vox Populi
      September 6, 2018

      Bless you, Tricia, for your good work! Thank you!


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