The Danish band Aqua was right about one thing: we live a life of plastic. From micro-fauna to fish, and endless disposable products that wash up on beaches all over the world. The deeper causes of the disastrous man-made development are intertwined in a global network of market forces that are dependent on fossil fuels and that have an iron grip on the planet. The plastic invasion may seem total, but there might be room for change after all. The first step is to become aware of where the plastic problem fits into a global narrative, and the first step starts here.