It is estimated that there is currently 1.2 million pounds of plastic in the Clayoquot Sound, and the amount of debris washing in is rising exponentially each year. Plastic Beach is an overview of Clayoquot CleanUp's beach cleaning process over the course of several weeks, from collecting and sorting the debris, to the final stage of slinging it off the shores to be recycled and repurposed. The directors of Clayoquot CleanUp educate us about the overwhelming reality of the ocean plastics issue, and lend insight on what it will take to curb the ever growing problem. We would like to acknowledge that these cleanups are carried out on unceded Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht territories.
For more information, please visit clayoquotcleanup.com
Directed by Cam MacArthur
Cinematography by Cam MacArthur and Kait Rogers
Additional Footage Provided by Pacific Wild
Edited by Cam MacArthur
Graphic Design by Henry Slaughter
Thank you to all the directors and volunteers at Clayoquot CleanUp.