Virtual Screening of The Story of Plastic

Watch from home, then join a panel discussion on July 20th, 4pm to 5pm PT

Story of Stuff’s first feature-length film, The Story of Plastic, was released this spring. Because Covid-19 has impacted in-person gatherings, the organization came up with a virtual solution to watching this exposé—online screenings. I’m very excited to host one.

A film synopsis from The Story of Stuff:

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.

Watch the trailer

You’re invited

What: Screening of The Story of Plastic, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Two special guests will join the panel after the film: Manju Kumar, an urban organic farmer and president of Brush with Bamboo, and Jonathan Levy, a zero-waste project manager in Pasadena, California.

When: Watch the film the weekend of July 18th at your leisure. Join the online discussion, which takes place on Monday, July 20th, 4pm to 5pm, Pacific Time.

How: To attend, please register through Eventbrite. Story of Stuff has provided 350 streaming links and they’re going fast. If the Eventbrite tickets have sold out by the time you read this blog, please join the wait list as some attendees are bound to cancel at the last minute.

After you register, please look out for an email from me, Anne-Marie Bonneau, around July 17th. The email will include:

  1. A link to the film. Each attendee can watch the film twice. Please do not share the link or watch the film more than twice in order to a) stay under our view limit and b) ensure that everyone has a chance to view the film.
  2. A link for the Zoom panel and Q&A. Originally I had planned on using Google Meet but had to change to Zoom due to the large number of attendees. (Sorry for any confusion if you’ve already registered!)

Stove-top plastic-free popcorn recipe

zero-waste snacks for kids: kombucha and popcorn
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Stove-Top Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Add salt and oil to a 4-quart pot.
  • Turn heat to high and if using coconut oil, allow it to melt.
  • Add popcorn kernels to pot and cover pot with lid.
  • Shake the pot often. Once the kernels begin to pop, they finish after a minute or two.

11 Replies to “Virtual Screening of The Story of Plastic”

  1. Jeanne Wright says: Reply

    Thank you for all you do. We are active in the climate and plastic issues in our community, and so appreciate your continued positive instructive, informative messages. Is it possible for us to share this opportunity broadly with our community? Thanks again – we’re in this with you.

    1. Hi Jeanne,
      Yes, please share with your community. As of this morning (July 10th), I still have about 100 tickets left out of 350.
      Thank you!
      ~ Anne Marie

  2. Thank you I have successfully registered and am looking forward to watching the film 🙂

    1. Yay! Thank you Carol. See you on the 20th 🙂
      ~ Anne Marie

      1. I hope so and looking forward to it Anne Marie

  3. Thank you. Timely!

  4. Krista Arsenault says: Reply

    My husband and I really enjoyed watching this documentary tonight and it was the extra motivation we needed to take even more steps towards lessening our plastic consumption. We’re feeling re-inspired. Keeping up energy is important during this long journey. Thank you SO much for the work that you do. We are so grateful.

    1. Hi Krista,
      Thank you for the kind words 🙂 I’m glad you both enjoyed the film. It’s so well done. I think it will inspire a lot of people.
      Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
      Anne Marie

  5. Thank you Anne Marie. I watched the film this morning. I hope the message can spread far and wide and inspire people to make changes.

    1. Hi Tracy,
      I hope so too. Thank you for watching!
      ~ Anne Marie

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