Saving the environment: the garbage explosion

United States, 1970

Film
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A rapidly growing economy is producing equally rapid environmental pollution, with the vast increase in waste materials. The nature, volume and composition of wastes are investigated. The film presents advantages and disadvantages of current disposal methods and shows possible long range solutions.

Credits

producer

John Walker

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

Language

English

Duration

00:15:15:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28203

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental education

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Pollution

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Pollution - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Waste disposal - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Waste disposal sites

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Waste disposal

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Waste disposal sites

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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