The Story of Stuff Project produces amazing videos focusing on industrial waste and pollution. CAW is proud to partner with the Story of Stuff Project to co-sponsor a ban on plastic microbeads found in personal care products in California; check out their great video on this insidious source of plastic pollution in our water. Visit for more wonderful videos!

As part of a series of interviews compiled by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, CAW's Legislative Coordinator discusses the economic opportunities of reintroducing California's recyclables into our local economic systems instead of shipping this valuable materials overseas.

Want to know how PET bottles get recycled? Watch this Emmy-nominated short video about a local PET recycler transforming old plastic bottles into PET pellets and flakes in order to produce new plastic bottles.  

Learn more about the 40% of food that is waste in this excellent series from Harvest Public Media.

Short documentary that explores scientific investigation regarding the "explosive increase" of plastic debris in the world's ocean. Synthetic Sea depicts how this plastic menace is negatively impacting sea life in increasingly alarming ways. Produced by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation.

Short documentary featuring the Capt. Charles Moore and the Algalita marine research vessel.

Solutions to Plastic Pollution on various levels according to Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres.

This 19-minute documentary is about recycling and waste in the U.S. based on the book of the same name by Heather Rogers.

A short video about climate change from Climate Clean.

A 17-minute documentary that illustrates what happens to recyclables after they leave the curb and explores sustainable choices with regard to local, regional, and international consequences. 

80% of marine debris is land-based and 90% of floating marine debris is plastics.

A product of INFORM, this video looks at what the end of life uses are for your discarded cell phones and the importance of recycling them.  "Where do old cell phones and mobile devices go when you recycle them?  Why should you take those phones out of your sock drawer and take them back?  What toxics are in a typical cell phone?  How much gold and silver is in a cell phone?  How do I recycle my cell phones and mobile devices?"

Take a video tour of San Francisco's recycling center and learn why plastic bags are choking the system.

"The U.S. is by far the world's top producer of e-waste (electronic waste), but much of it ends up elsewhere--specifically, in developing nations like China, India and Nigeria, to which rich countries have been shipping garbage for years."  This is Part 1 of China Green at The Asia Society's "E-waste: Afterlife" series that follows what happens to our gadgets after they become obsolete.

The History Channel's Modern Marvels series explores the NatureMill Automatic Indoor Composter.  It begins by explaining that one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases and other pollution to our atmosphere are landfills, and that 40% of all trash is food waste.

Plastic SEAS is a film exploring the connection between plastic pollution, the seas, and human health.

Join Save The Bay in standing up to the plastics industry and reducing plastic bag pollution to protect our waters and marine animals.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is just one of the areas in the ocean where marine debris becomes concentrated.

An animation of the life cycle of our plastics that illustrates why one should be a responsible consumer and reduce waste, as well as why we are trying to get microbeads and plastic bags banned in California.

This musical video outlines the toxicity of the chemicals found in plastics.

Electronic waste is one of the most toxic items in the garbage stream heading into the nation's landfills. 

The "Disposal" chapter of The Story of Stuffs original video that traces our stuff from production to consumption to where it ends up.