Plastic Beach | A film about ocean plastics on BC's coast

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.

A pile of collected ocean plastics in the Clayoquot SoundBeach cleaning ocean plastics in Clayoquot SoundA pile of ocean plastic on one of British Columbia's beachesCleaning styrofoam out of forest

For more information, please visit clayoquotcleanup.com

Directed by Cam MacArthur

Produced by The Sitka Society for Conservation in Partnership with Clayoquot CleanUp

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.

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"I've had my ecologyst jacket repaired twice over the past 5 years. I stand behind ecologyst's mission to reduce waste and promote fewer as better."

- Jack