The first Greek documentary on disposable plastics, the pollution they cause in the Greek seas and the efforts for their gradual elimination, is presented by the A.C. Laskaridis Foundation.
The film titled “Plastic Free Archipelago” by journalist and documentary filmmaker Sotiris Danezis, was shot on a number of Cycladic islands such as Donoussa and Sikinos, in the Saronic Gulf, in Patras and Athens.
Since the spring of 2019, the creators of the documentary have been recording the problem with aerial and impressive underwater shots and are monitoring innovative programs and actions aimed at reducing disposable plastics in the small island communities of the Aegean.
The journalist follows teams of volunteers, talks to scientists and experts and boards ‘Typhoon’, the state-of-the-art ship of the A.C. Laskaridis Foundation, that sails with the mission of cleaning remote and inaccessible shores from garbage and plastic.
700,000 tons of raw materials are imported to Greece every year for the production of plastics, 40,000 tons of plastic waste are released into the environment, 70% of which end up in the sea.
The documentary will premiere tonight, on World Environment Day, on ERT2 at 21.00 in the evening.