Plastics are important materials. They make our lives easier and are often lighter and cost less than other materials. If they are not properly disposed of or recycled, they can persist for long periods in the environment and can also degrade into small pieces that are of concern – microplastics.
This documentary explains the issues with plastics in general, how and why they are used and what the EU is doing to tackle their possible negative effects on our health and the environment.
Watch interviews with leading experts and researchers in the field of microplastics as well as representatives from environmental NGOs and industry who explain their concerns with the use of plastic in our society.