Earth Day – The Story of Plastic Premier Screening
Please join us tomorrow evening for the World Premier. We will be watching as a group, bring a cocktail, celebrate Earth Day!
The fossil fuel industry plans to increase plastic production by at least 35% by 2025, 40% of which is single-use packaging designed to be immediately discarded. Only 2% is effectively recycled. That’s a lot of CO2 flowing through the economy.
The AIA East Bay is working with the makers of the film THE STORY OF PLASTIC, Pale Blue Dot Media in association with React To Film to bring you to bring our community together on the important day for our online viewing party.
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. THE STORY OF PLASTIC features interviews with experts and activists on the front lines of the fight, revealing the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world, and the global movement that is rising up in response. 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.
We can end plastic pollution today.
This is a problem that we can solve – and the global #breakfreefromplastic movement has a concrete strategy to do just that.
If you are unable to join us at this time, there are three other ways to watch The Story of Plastic:
- Broadcast (US): Tune in on Earth Day, April 22, at 2pm on Discovery Channel (same local time on both coasts).
- Broadcast (International): The Story of Plastic will be broadcast on Discovery network affiliates in 134 countries and territories. Each of those affiliates makes independent programming decisions and announcements. We are working with Discovery to compile those programming details, and will publish them at storyofplastic.org/watch as they come in. You can also check your local Discovery Channel’s programming schedule directly.
- Digital: The Story of Plastic will pre-premiere on the DiscoveryGo subscription streaming service on April 15. It will also be available to rent on video-on-demand services like iTunes and Amazon following the April 22 television broadcast.