'The Story of Plastic,' individual film screening and panel discussion

Register here to watch The Story of Plastic at your convenience and then join students from Johns Hopkins, Towson, and UMBC as they moderate a panel discussion with representatives from local, state, and national efforts to reduce single-use plastic consumption.

Event details:

  • Individual film screening: A link will be sent via email 2-3 days prior to discussion. Film may be watched anytime prior to discussion.
  • Panel discussion: Thursday, Oct. 29, 6 to 7 p.m. ET, via Webex. Details will be sent by email.

This event is hosted by Baltimore Colleges and Universities for a Sustainable Environment (B'CaUSE), part of Baltimore Collegetown Network (https://baltimorecollegetown.org/). Please contact recycling@jhu.edu if you have any questions regarding the event.

About The Story of Plastic:

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 distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet's and its residents' well-being.

Watch The Story of Plastic film trailer here.