Join us for a community viewing of The Story of Plastic followed by a panel discussion featuring Alan Ryan from Cork Zero Waste, volunteers hoping to make Cork a zero waste and sustainable city; Jessica Mason from Creative Education who delivers workshops in Greener Living and Heritage in Schools; and Tad Kirakowski, Project Manager & Communications Officer with the VOICE Recycling Ambassador Programme.
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 distils a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being.