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The Story of Plastic: Film screening & discussion


Thursday, October 21, 2021
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Anna Timm-Bottos, Sara Ordonselli, Maeva Ramboni


This event is free


Office of Sustainability / Zero Waste Concordia / Concordia Precious Plastics Project (CP3)


Sara Ordonselli


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
J.A. De Sève Cinema

Room LB-125



Trailer for The Story Of Plastic by Deia Schlosberg (2019)

Where exactly do plastics end up once they leave the recycling bin? Join us on Thursday, October 21 at 4 p.m. for a FREE screening of The Story of Plastic, a documentary by The Story of Stuff Project.

The film is a seething expose uncovering the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Striking footage shot over three continents illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash; rivers and seas clogged with waste; and skies choked with the poisonous runoff from plastic production and recycling processes with no end in sight. Original animations, interviews with experts and activists, and never-before-filmed scenes reveal the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world – and the global movement rising up in response.

The screening will follow a discussion with Concordia Precious Plastic Project and Zero Waste Concordia to explore the challenges and opportunities of waste management at Concordia University.


This event is part of Campus Sustainability Month at Concordia, a month-long series of events, activities, and giveaways.

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