We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce?
In the latest Blenheim Films production Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.
Each year, we now throw away fifty-eight billion disposable cups, billions of plastic bags, 200 billion litres of water bottles, billions of tons of household waste, toxic waste and e-waste. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.
Trashed was selected for Cannes where it had its premiere in 2012, it has since been shown in over 40 countries been, nominated 13 times and won 8 awards.