You may have read my Interview with Stephanie Soechtig: 'Tapped' Documentary Director in 2009 which featured the virtually unregulated business of bottled water and its lifecycle, including health, environmental, and human rights issues. Her Documentary interviews include community members, politicians, scientists, and government agency representatives.
I also interviewed David de Rothschild's on his Plastiki Expedition in 2009 at the Greener by Design conference where his “Message in a Bottle" Mission consisted of the team planning to design and navigate a boat created from plastic bottles through the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating landfill located between California and Hawaii that's twice the size of Texas.
Here's a new book by Susan Freinkel called Plastic, A Toxic Love Story where she tells her story through eight familiar classic objects: comb, chair, Frisbee, IV bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle, and credit card. Here's a nice Q&A from Amazon: