Fashion Revolution USA Hosts: The Story of Plastic Screening and Expert Q&A

By Fashion Revolution

2 weeks ago

Join us August 5th at 12:00pm EST/9:00am PST for a live talk and special screening of The Story of Plastic, a new documentary film by Deia Schlosberg which exposes the local and global environmental, climate, justice, and health impacts of the plastic industry. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with experts, including Fashion Revolution co-founder Carry Somers , youth activist Hannah Testa, aka Hannah4Change, intersectional climate activist Lauren Ritchie aka @itsecogal and Dianna Cohen from Plastic Pollution Coalition. Carry recently returned from an all-female voyage with eXXpedition that explored the impact of plastic and toxic pollution in our oceans; and her along with Hannah, Dianna and Lauren will answer all of your questions about the many areas of our lives that plastic touches (including what we wear).

“I hope that this insight into the life cycle of plastic leads more people to understand why it´s so important to limit your plastic consumption whenever feasible”, says Ritchie, the environmentalist who started her journey in climate activism at Grand Bahama Clean, an organization based on her native island that dedicates itself to preserving their environment. “I think it’s essential for individuals to be more conscious of how much waste humans actually produce and I hope this serves as a rude awakening for some that they need to shift their habits (no matter how small!) to be more mindful and conscious of how their actions impact the planet.”

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.

RSVP to join the live Q&A on August 5th and receive a private link to watch The Story of Plastic anytime from now until August 5th.