The Story of Plastic: Individual Film Screening & Panel Discussion
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.
- Individual film screening: A link will be sent via email two-three days prior to discussion. The film may be watched any time prior to discussion.
- Panel discussion: Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m. Eastern Time 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 the Baltimore Collegetown Network.
The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the human-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.
Who can attend?
- General public