Plastic China

Shared Planet
Director: Jiu-Liang Wang | Countries of production: China | Year: 2016 | Length: 82 min
Language: Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles | Certificate: 12A Cert

As the world’s biggest plastic waste importer, China receives ten million tons per year from most of the developed countries around the world. Plastic China follows the lives of 11-year-old Yi-Jie and her family as they live and work at a plastic waste recycling workshop, recycling the waste with their bare hands. The film explores the toll this takes on their health, wellbeing and surroundings.