The Story of Plastic: Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Watch & join us to talk about local waste issues & solutions
Thursday, October 29, 2020 · 6 PM - 7 PM
UMBC has partnered with Baltimore Collegetown Network, Towson, and Johns Hopkins University to host a community screening of The Story of Plastic & a panel discussion with local/national leaders actively working on Zero-Waste solutions.
Registration for this event is required, to registered please follow this link
About this Event
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, October 29th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm Eastern Time, via Zoom. More details can be found below & will be sent by email.
About the Event
Registered attendees will receive a link via email to stream the film and can watch it anytime prior to the panel discussion on Thursday, October 29th at 6:00pm Eastern Time, at which time all film streaming links will expire. The film runs 96 minutes.
We only have a limited number of registrations available, so please watch the film once and do not share the link with anyone who has not registered. We will meet virtually at 6:00pm on Thursday, October 29th on Zoom for a panel discussion and Q&A.
About the Film
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.
Zoom Link for Discussion
Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 6:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 941 0324 0229
Please note: We will be filming the discussion with the permission of our speakers.
The plastic pollution crisis is vast, complex, and intersects with various issues. But there’s a lot of work being done and a lot more we can do to turn the tide. Below are additional materials you can check out if you’d like to learn more.