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Earth Day 2020: THE STORY OF PLASTIC film

THE STORY OF PLASTIC film screening

With Covid-19 affecting all in person meetings, please use the links below to join our movie screening on "The Story of Plastic".  If you watched the movie please complete the to help measure the impact of this community streaming event.

Note: This link expires on April 23, 2020. The videos in this link may only be viewed 300 times.


THE STORY OF PLASTIC documentary presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. It introduces audiences to the heroes and the villains behind one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, from the extraction of fossil fuels to plastic disposal, and to the global resistance fighting back. 

THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it.  Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s ,and first person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distils a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents ’well-being.

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The Story of Plastic

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