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We all talk about the Stone Age, the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, but what era are we living in right now? People are starting to refer to us as the - far less romantic - Plastic Age. We make 288 million tons of plastic a year, and unlike paper, metal...

by i-D Team and i-D Staff
15 April 2015, 2:25pm


Directed by Jake Sumner
Writers Jake Sumner and Zach Neumeyer
Director of Photography Austin Cary Rhodes
Producer Kate Cunningham
Executive Producer Lucy Cooper
Editor Zach Neumeyer
Original Music & Sound Design Dražen Bošnjak at Q Department
Colorist Jaime OBradovich at Company 3
Additional Photography by Ryan Dickie, Brett Jutkiewicz, Daniel Kanes, Sesse Lind, Prune Brenguier, Yusuke Hayamizu, Nobutaka Shirahama, Jake Sumner
Sound Colin Alexander, Rob Bluemke, Tony Leonardo, John Reynolds, Diana Sagrista, Travis Sentell, Gary Stevenson, Jake Sumner
Camera Assistants Sonny Brown, Lindsay Mann, AJ Wilhelm
Unit Producers Michaela McKee, Cedric Troadec, Andrew Runkle, Andrea Pinto, Clémentine Duzer
2nd Unit Director Kate Cunningham
Production Manager (LA) Noelia Estrada
Production Coordinators Amy Crowdis, Julia Palermo, Sebastian Stein, Ty Demura
Data Management Rob Bluemke, Brian Williamson
Production Assistants David Bly, Mike Brady, Natalie Carpenter, Michelle Faeroe, Andrew Ilson, Tom Kogut, Vijayta Narang, Julia Palermo, Sylla Saint-Guily, Lyle Shanahan, Michael Smith, Deno Williams, Kelly Zimmerman
Post Producers Tara Holmes, Jenna Gabriel
Animation and Art Direction Lessa Millet
Assistant Editors Andrew Taylor, Kete Bennis, Kyle Grandmaison
Stock Footage Provided by Algalita Marine Research & Education, Joel Sadler at Aerial Archival and Lewis Teague Wright
Interviews (in order of appearance) Dr Marcus Eriksen, Pharrell Williams, Dr Wallace J Nichols, Anna Cummins, Dr Mike Biddle, Capt. Charles Moore, Capt. Paul Watson, Cyrill Gutsch, Kahi Pacarro, Megan Lamson, Tim Coombs, Tyson Toussant, Shubhankar Ray, 
Global Head of Video Danielle Bennison-Brown
Senior Video Commissioning Editor Jack Robinson
Head of Branded Production Fiona Scott
Head of Creative Development Bunny Kinney
Project Manager Cat Crawford
Associate Producer Declan Higgins
Production Manager U.S. Eleanor Galloway
Production Manager Tiwirayi Magwenzi
Production Coordinator Tom Ivin
Special Thanks to Adrian Grenier, Keith Edmeir, Dave Ransome, Mollusk Surf Shop, K&M Camera, Doug Woodring at Ocean Recovery Alliance, Lewis Teague Wright, Charlie Smith, Jeanne Gallagher, Kona Brewing Company, Tracy Williams of Tracy Williams Ltd., Arthur Huang, MINIWIZ, Jordan Howard, Eadoin Quinn at Sims Municipal Recycling, Piotr Lozak
A Very Special Thanks To Parley for the Oceans, Bionic Yarn and G-Star RAW

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