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Ban the Bag

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Happy Earth Day! No better time to voice your support for banning plastic bags in California.

California, stand up! The first organized attempt at a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags may have faltered, but the fight rages on. Emboldened by several successful local actions boycotting wasteful plastic shopping bags, Californians are urging Governor Jerry Brown to make a move.  Plastic pollution harms wildlife, threatens public health, and hinders the economy. It's......read more

Plastic State of Mind

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A rap parody with a purpose.

Filmmaker Ben Zolno's "Plastic State of Mind" parodizes the hit Jay-Z/Alicia Keys track on behalf of a cause we hold dear around here: banning single use plastic. Commissioned by Green Sangha, a Californian spiritual and activist group, the video reminds us that even though awareness is growing of the harm caused by plastic bags, shoppers use a million grocery bags every single......read more

One Plastic Beach

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A California couple transforms plastic beach debris into stunning artwork

Over the past twelve years, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have collected several tons of plastic debris on a small stretch of beach near their northern California home. The pieces of plastic are cleaned, categorized, and sorted, before the couple goes to work transforming the garbage into beautiful pieces of art. This short doc profiles the couple and their creative output and......read more

Taza Water Bottling Plant

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Balazs Gardi goes behind the scenes at a water bottling factory in the Maldives, where most people have no access to safe drinking water

With rising population growth and global climate change putting stress on the consumable 1% of the planet's water, the global water crisis may just be the most critical threat facing our existence on earth. With his Facing Water Crisis project, Dallas-based photographer Balazs Gardi takes the issue head on. In his words: The unfolding water crisis is causing social tensions and......read more

One Belongs

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A SHFT original animated short from Liz Klein.

Surrealistic animation beautifully juxtaposes the undersea movements of a jellyfish and a plastic bag, offering some poignant commentary on marine pollution in the process. Made by SHFT collaborator Elizabeth Klein, the film makes use of rotoscoping, an age-old animation technique that involves tracing over live-action film movement, frame by frame, creating a dreamlike visual effect. Music by......read more

The Big SHFT: Mike Biddle, Plastics Pioneer

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Get to know the big-thinking engineer whose company closes the loop on discarded plastic

If there was a hall of fame for sustainable business, Dr. Mike Biddle would be one its first inductees. Twenty years ago, the trailblazing plastics engineer launched MBA Polymers in his garage. He was determined to prove that complex polymers from consumer plastics could be recycled into useful raw materials. Mike developed a patented series of techniques for separating and refining plastic waste......read more

Siska "Unconditional Rebel" Video

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A mesmerizing music video shot in a single five-second take using a slow-mo camera

Slow motion cameras like the Phantom Flex 4K have allowed a new generation of filmmakers to capture footage in creative new ways. This video for Siska's "Unconditional Rebel" is perfect proof. Shot at 1000 frames per second in a single take from a car traveling 50 km/h, the video takes us on a surreal three-and-a-half minute journey that, in fact, took only five seconds to shoot.  From......read more

The Dumplings "Technicolor Yawn" Video

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Polish electropop duo release surreal clip for upbeat new single

One of the infinite reasons to love the internet is the way it can expose us to awesome stuff we would otherwise never know about. Like this video from upstart Polish band The Dumplings, which we discovered via Vimeo Staff Picks, and which would have never hit any American eyeballs were it not for the wonders of the web. The "Technicolor Yawn" clip was crafted by fellow Pole director and motion......read more

Alice Boman "What"

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Video for haunting new single stars Swedish chanteuse and her pet lab walking a deserted beach

If the hauntingly beautiful "What" is any indication, Swedish singer Alice Boman is one to watch. With glistening vocals set atop a delicate piano line, the song exudes pure, unadultered melancholy. The Fader-premiered video stars Boman and her pet labrador, who adds a minor dose of cheer to the sense of isolation. Directed by Studio Pop, the clip shows the pair walking along a deserted......read more

Two Sunsets "Katy Komatsu"

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New single from the Liverpool-based dream-pop duo gets a fittingly fuzzy video

Two Sunsets, aka UK duo Phillip Bridges and Sean Butler, have just released a hazy, catchy new single, "Katy Komatsu," on The Great Pop Supplement. Produced by Pete Kember (aka Sonic Boom), the track is full of the laser-drenched, washed-out pop hallmarks that defined the sound of his old band, Spacemen 3. This layered, hazy video provides some suitable visuals for the sound. Have a look/listen,......read more

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