On their first adventures, they witness the devastating effect of rising planet temperatures on miles of bleached coral reefs in the Coral Sea, the disrespectful way many humans treat the natural world and the plastic pollution engulfing, entrapping and harming birds and marine life across the Indian Ocean and Andaman Sea. There, they meet an underwater photographer, Katy, who has also seen this and whole-heartedly agrees to help them on their mission.
Captain Busta wanted to tell everybody that the planet needs protecting. Katy explained humans communicate through telling stories and movies. They needed a little help to do it, so the photographer asked all her friends for their help and they made some new ones along the way.
Supportive individuals, artists, children’s media specialists, educators, NGOs, academics, world class film-makers, local authorities, businesses and philanthropists came together to help the motley crew make their movie.
They decide to tell the children of Earth that litter things matter. That all the small things we do every day, like recycling and not littering, can make a big difference.
Katy registers a not-for-profit company called Wastebuster to help them on their mission to find out how to protect the planet.
Researchers at Surrey University and 600 young people agree Captain Busta has a special mission (and they write an important report about the movie is ‘social norming’ recycling for children).
Busta is invited to show his film to 58,000 young people in 230 primary schools by Surrey County Council. This was so exciting that Lieutenant Pong made lots of bad smells and Captain Busta has to open the spaceship windows without getting sucked out into space.
A website seems like a good idea to Busta as Earthlings seemed to communicate pretty well using the world wide web.