The Story of Plastic

Friday 4 Dec 2020 - 11:00am to Saturday 5 Dec 2020 - 2:00pm

Zero Waste North West will introduce and take part in a post screening discussion.

The Story of Plastic looks at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people that inhabit it.

Zero Waste North West will introduce and take part in a post screening discussion.

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. Featuring interviews with experts and activists on the frontlines of the fight, the film reveals the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world, and the global movement rising up in response.

'Watching The Story Of Plastic is liable to make you take a (likely shameful) look at the ubiquitous presence of plastic in your own life.' - Tara Lohan, The Revelatory

'The Story Of Plastic is an eye opener on the global plastic pollution crisis.' - GREENPEACE

Screening thanks to: The Story Of Stuff Project

For Further Information:


The Story of Plastic was presented by The Story of Stuff Project, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that it is more helpful,

sustainable, and just. Our animated “Story of” videos have received millions of viewers around the world; we distribute tens of thousands of dollars in small grants to frontlines, grassroots groups each year; and our global community of changemakers has won major victories to help end plastic pollutionunbottle water, and more. Join our email list or connect with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or YouTube for more original media content and campaign opportunities!


Break Free From Plastic is the global movement working to end the plastic crisis, and

featured in The Story of Plastic. Since its launch in 2016, more than 8,000 organisations and individual supporters from across the world have joined to demand massive reductions in

single-use plastics and to push for lasting solutions. You can get involved by joining the movementsigning up to be an associate member, taking part in our activities like Plastic Free Campuses or Brand Audits, or learning more about Plastic Free July and our Just Recovery Principles.


Finally, here are a few more resources you might find helpful:

The Story of Plastic Trailer

Deia Schlosberg
1hr 25mins