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Interactive video lesson plan for: It's a plastic world

Activity overview:

It's everywhere. We need and want it. We find it in places where we wouldn't expect it. A world without plastic is inconceivable. But do we know the consequences of our self-indulgent plastic consumption? This film shows various problems associated with plastic and looks at possible solutions.

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Producer: Andreas Tanner (
Associated Producer: Guave Motion (
Music and Sound Design: Alexander Rösch
English Voice: Thomas Lüthi
Webdesign: Malte Vollmerhausen

Subtitle translation:

French: Corinne Roy
Croatian: Marko Skenderović
Italian: Focus Magazine Italy
Spanish: Sarah Edelman
Portugese: Felipe F. Schnack
Hungarian: Adam Paloczi
Ukrainian: Denis Seleznyov

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Tagged under: plastic,plastic waste,plastic pollution,pollution,plastic world,' plastic world,problem,nature,environment,CGI,animation,3ds max,Autodesk 3ds Max (Award-Winning Work),Cartoon,Animated

10 questions

1. How much plastic does the average European person use and throw away each year? (00:00:33)

2. How many tonnes of plastic is drifting around the oceans? (00:00:43)

3. How long can plastic last for? (00:01:07)

4. Which option is NOT responsible for breaking down plastic into microscopic parts? (00:01:21)

5. Why do so many sea animals die because of plastic? (00:01:40)

6. Would you be happy to eat seafood that you know has been eating microscopic plastic? (00:01:47)

7. Which product is NOT usually a source of microplastics? (00:02:05)

8. What happens to the chemicals in plastic after it has become brittle? (00:02:35)

9. Is the plastic industry being open and honest with the public and doing all they can to reverse the harm they are doing? (00:03:19)

10. Will bio-plastic be able to produce enough for the world's demand? (00:03:48)

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