Waterkeepers Chesapeake and Potomac Riverkeeper Network invite you to a virtual screening and panel discussion on the film THE STORY OF PLASTIC. This discussion will be focused on efforts to reduce plastic pollution in our region, with a focus on the Potomac River. We'll take a closer look at the exploding issue of microplastics in our waterways.
Film Screening at your convenience: Available between Thursday, January 8 and Thursday, January 21. (Film link will be sent out to registrants starting January 8.)
Virtual Discussion: Thursday, January 21 7:00pm - 8:30pm
* Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks
* Dr. Jesse Meiller, microplastics researcher at American University
* Marty Gary, Potomac River Fisheries Commission
Moderated by Robin Broder of Waterkeepers Chesapeake
This event is FREE. We thank MOMs Organic Market for its generous sponsorship of this event.
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.