Produced by Mark Ingman for WRP 599, a new documentary film-making course first offered in Winter 2012.
What is Plastic Mulch? Why do farmers use it? How much plastic mulch is used? Can it be recycled? This is the first documentary film to engage the subject of plastic mulch use as the truly large and complex problem that it is. The film provides footage from farms and farmers within China, the United States, and from around the world. This simple plastic sheet technology conserves water while providing more quantity and types of food, yet disposing of single-use plastic sheeting is a humongous problem in the United States and worldwide. Farmers need your support! We need sustainable alternatives for tomorrow!