Best Documentaries on Sustainability and the Environment to Watch on Netflix
I have been a vegetarian for many many years as I do not like the taste and I feel horrible for the way the animals are treated, as well as the damage it does to our oceans and other marine life. I shared these opinions with my family and friends of course, and eventhough most agreed no one changed their diet. Until What The Health came along. My brother whose favorite dish used to be mixed grill meat all of a sudden wanted to be vegan, and became stricter than I ever had been. My parents followed quickly after that and also a lot of my friends decided to cut out meat after seeing this documentary. I think most people would agree that it is not right to treat animals this way but sometimes it takes the confrontation of a documentary to fully understand the impact. That's why we have lined up some of the best documentaries on sustainability and the environment to watch.
The last few weeks a new documentary Seaspiracy was launched and it quickly became the top 10 most viewed on Netflix, even number 1 in the UK. The documentary highlights the issues and destruction that the fishing industry causes, with shocking footage of dolphin killing coves, slavery and the impact of trailing and fishing nets. It even shows plastic waste compared to fishing nets are a tiny problem as the fishing nets are designed to kill and capture. It is a heartbreaking but eye-opening documentary, but it also makes us proud to say our brand uses these recycled fishing nets to turn into beautiful swimwear.
Staying with the ocean, pollution and the effect on marine life, is Plastic Ocean. This documentary shows the confronting reality of plastic pollution in our oceans. It also proposes solutions and changes we could make.
From the same makers as Seaspiracy is Cowspiracy, a documentary about the meat industry and how controversial it is. The documentary sheds light on how the meat industry is damaging the environment and encourages changes in our diet.
In A Life on Our Planet, Sir David Attenborough shows the rapid loss of wildlife and biodiversity on our planet. In de documentary, Sir David explains why this is a massive mistake by humans, but he also provides solutions. In order to do something before it is too late, he encourages quick action.
Rotten is an investigative series focusing on the corruption behind the foods that we consume. Each episode revolves around a new topic and shows how fraud, profit margins and corruption are present in almost all stages of food production.
If you are up for a bit of Netflix & Chill this weekend, let us know which one you have watched!