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'PLASTIC ALARM' - 22 min Film

 Let's keep a positive mindset and contribute to mental and environmental health!

 22 min film 'PLASTIC ALARM'
12-year-old Arlian aka Plastic Free Boy educates kids about plastic pollution and inspired kids to take action for a sustainable future.

We believe that in this time of crisis, it is important for students to maintain a positive mindset, with the opportunity to feel empowered and enabled to make a positive impact on this planet. Peer to peer education supports their mental health and stimulates happiness as they engage in productive and creative ways to protect marine animals and keep our oceans and waterways protected. Let's connect as a global community.

Arlian is Ambassador for Clean Up Australia Day as well as World Clean-Up Day. (21 million people involved). He was Green Globe Awards nominated as well as received a Department of Education Student Award.

He also was the youngest speaker at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayor's Forum. 

Plastic Alarm - learning resource during Covid-19

Learning Outcome: 

- Learning for sustainability, enables and empowers students to make decisions and take actions that contribute to creating a sustainable society and ecosystem. 

- Learning and Leadership approach. This film is the perfect catalyst for students to look at the issue of plastic waste and then develop some strategies.

PEER TO PEER EDUCATION with IMPACT                      The film 'PLASTIC ALARM' 

Over 300 000 students globally have seen the 22 min film PLASTIC ALARM: Inspired and Empowered they feel enabled to create future solutions to save their environment from plastic pollution. Positive climate action is the best way to feel empowered and inspired. The new generation is the generation that will take on a new challenge by creating a cool movement. Together as a team.


In July 2019 I was honoured to be the youngest speaker at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum



Dear Arlian,

I am writing to congratulate you on your presentation at this year's Asia Pacific Cities Summit.

For someone so young to be invited to speak at such a significant Summit with around 90 Mayors and other senior representatives from over 125 Cities and nearly 1500 delegates from around the Asia Pacific region is a huge honour and is a testimony of the high regard in which you are held.

This Summit is now regarded as the second largest cities  Summit is the Asia Pacific Region.

You presented the case to free our oceans of plastic in a coherent and compelling way.

You presented the facts with an appropriate level of passion and commitment to your cause in a convincing way that had credibility with the audience.

It is not easy to present in this way and you showed a maturity beyond your years.

Arlian I thank you as a former Lord Mayor of Brisbane for presenting at the Summit. You can hold your head high knowing that you presented yourself professionally but importantly in the process presented the merits of your campaign to free our oceans of plastic to a very high effect.

I wish you well on your journey and trust that you continue to effectively campaign on this critical issue into the future .

With kind regards, Graham Quirk, Former Lord Mayor of Brisbane, 2011 – 2019.

Karin and arlian at lighthouse

THANK YOU to my mum and professional film maker, who has worked with me on my campaign for 3 years now. "I love to empower and inspire my son and other kids to look after their future environment, to ensure they have a sustainable future ahead of them. We hope to reach many kids internationally. Because of my experience as a global citizen and international documentary film maker I see a global vision emerging and hope to inspire many to join us."



Please help me with the crowdfunding for making more films for my campaign.

  • PLASTIC ALARM 2  for Pre-schools (done)
  • PLASTIC ALARM 3 for High Schools. (in the making)
  • a feature documentary
  • tour to schools in other countries showing solutions
  • ongoing videos for our 'TURTALLY COOL' campaign
  • Film showing how effects of plastic pollution on the Coral Reef and Marine Life, showcasing solutions (in the making)


Your  Donation  will support the research and production of the sequel to 'Plastic Alarm'. We are also committed to sending the films out for free to less developed countries, who cannot afford the license fee. Eventually we would like to be supported in our ongoing film making campaign to make all of our films available for no cost. This information is too important to not be seen. If you would like to support our ongoing mission, please send us an email to info@plasticfreeboy.com

The sequel in production will be about saving our amazing Great Barrier Reef showing coral spawning, coral restoration and lots of interviews with scientists. Civic science projects are high on our list to be included in the film so students can engage directly. We want to show how plastic affects the coral reefs inspiring further with lots of ways we can safe them. Presented by Plastic Free Boy.  Let's create a global Movement. 

Let's empower the younger generation to have a voice for their future by making environmental activism part of the school curriculum. Peer to peer education like my Films have great result in empowering students to act and making responsibility for the environment 'the core value'. Education with Action creates Impact. 


2.7 million single use Coffee Cups get used every day in Australia alone. That is 1 Billion each year.

Instead of using single use Coffe Cups you can use one of our PLASTIC FREE BOY - Keep Cups and save a Turtle. Be part of the Solution today. #plasticfreeboy #turtally cool

So, I (with the help of my mum, who is a film maker) have come a long way since we made the story of plastic pollution and Sea Turtles. One of the people who inspired me and gave me the feeling I can do this, is Dave Rastovich (soul surfer) who has been on board to support my mission since the beginning. Thank you Dave. Together we bring this into schools around the world and create a movement of Change! More Info
Arlian & Dave Rastovich @ Mission Safe Turtles from Plastic

Thank you CHRIS HEMSWORTH for YOUR support. Being a superhero is not always easy especially when it is on a kids level. But I believe that us kids all are super heroes as we will keep this planet and all the living beings save from our PLASTIC POLLUTION. Thank you for your kind words: "Well done Arlian for having the courage and passion to stand up and fight for something so important and I’d encourage you to continue to have the strength to keep pushing forward".

Chris Hemsworth and Arlian copy

Last year I was chosen out of 800 children to be featured in an ABC episode of 'Dirtgirl' as the 'Plastic Free Boy', who is teaching her about plastic. ('Dirtgirl' is an awesome kids TV show that has aired to 34 different countries including USA and Canada), Thank you for helping me to get the message out!

Arlian and Dirtgirl smallest 3