The Story of Plastic - Presented by Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard

  • 27 Apr 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Online
  • 14


  • Meaningful Movies are always free; we appreciate a $5 donation to help cover the cost of producing the event.
  • Meaningful Movies are always free; we appreciate your $10 family donation to help cover the cost of producing the event.

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Please join us for an Earth Month screening of THE STORY OF PLASTIC. Registration includes a link to view the movie at your convenience and to participate in an online panel discussion about the movie on April 27th at 6:30 pm.

Heather Trim, Zero Waste Washington (
Alyssa Barton, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (
Nora Nickum, Seattle Aquarium (
Karlee Deatherage, ReSources ( ) 

Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of producing the event. Suggestion: $5 individual/ $10 household.

Watch the Trailer

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.

About the Presenters:

THE STORY OF PLASTIC is presented by The Meaningful Movies Project, Sustainable Ballard and The Story of Stuff Project.

The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that assists neighborhoods, groups and individuals organize, educate and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film and relevant conversation to build positive and meaningful community and a more just and peaceful world. It is the organizing arm of the Meaningful Movies Network, a collective of autonomous neighborhood and community Meaningful Movies groups that have agreed to work together and support one another to meet these ends.

Sustainable Ballard is a non-profit dedicated to helping prepare ourselves and our community to sustain and thrive in a post-peak-oil future, by supporting and inspiring each other to build a healthy and joyful life that is environmentally, socially and personally sustainable. To achieve this resiliency, we believe some key ingredients are: Getting connected with our neighbors to strengthen the social fabric of the community; learning new skills; getting educated on sustainability related matters; building a local food supply and a local economy, and sharing resources. 

The Story of Stuff Project is a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way that we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that it is more sustainable, healthy, and fair. Since 2007 the nonprofit's nine award-winning animated movies have garnered more than 50 million online views around the world and inspired a million-member global community to take action for systemic change. To learn more, visit

The Story of Stuff Project is a member of #breakfreefromplastic, a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. To learn more about the push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis, visit

THE STORY OF PLASTIC was produced by Pale Blue Dot Media in association with React To Film.

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