Video of the Week: Inside the Garbage of the World

Plastic is a problem—especially when it comes to our oceans. A recent study from the State of California found that a full 3% of the Southern California Ocean Floor is covered with plastic. And, today, more than 60% of the world’s marine ecosystems that directly support human livelihood have been degraded due to pollution.

Directed by Philippe and Maxine Carillo of PCMC Films, Inside the Garbage of the World is a new documentary that sheds light on the growing problem of ocean pollution due to excessive plastic consumption—and irresponsible disposal. While it points to the problem, this flick also helps shift audience attention towards sustainability and responsibility by providing effective solutions for the global ocean pollution issue.

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Inside the Garbage of the World directors Philippe and Maxine Carillo of PCMC Films


Dr. Andrea Neal states in the film, “Our water is polluted, so we’re not going to get rid of people drinking from water bottles…The best way to do it is to change the architecture of how we produce the product.”

Do you want to have a positive impact on this worldwide problem? One simple solution the film points to is how a small shift away from plastic water containers can make a big impact on the planet.

Drinking from a reusable water bottle is the best way to have the least impact on the planet. The documentary also highlights Icebox Water™ for offering environmentally sensitive packaging for its fresh spring water. In fact, according to the company, one recyclable, pressed-paper carton of Icebox Water saves the equivalent of 4 plastic bottles—two-thirds of which would end up in landfills, incinerators, or the environment.

This inspiring documentary can be viewed online or at the following film festivals this fall:

Wild Life Conservation Film Festival in Miami in October 2014

Blue Ocean Film Festival in Florida in November 2014

Check out this ground-breaking film‘s trailer here. Like what you see? Watch the full documentary at this link.

Erinn Morgan


After a 10-year career as an award-winning New York City-based editor launching and redesigning urban, style-driven magazines, Erinn Morgan left downtown Manhattan after September 11th, 2001, in search of a less encumbered, freelance lifestyle. A two-year-long trek around the country eventually landed her in Durango, Colo., which she now calls home.

Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Bike, Skiing, Delicious Living, American Cowboy, and on

Erinn is also the author of the eco-focused book, Picture Yourself Going Green, Step-by-Step Instruction for Living a Budget-Conscious, Earth-Friendly Lifestyle in Eight Weeks or Less.

She was previously the editor-in-chief of 20/20 magazine, a special projects editor at Playboy (overseeing the launch of a new, custom magazine), and the founding editor/editor-in-chief of SoHo Style, a much-lauded, avant-garde magazine that covered the culture and style of downtown New York and its reach around the world.

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