Invite to an online screening of The Story of Plastic

Start: 2020-05-14 19:00:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

End: 2020-05-14 23:59:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

This is a virtual event

Join the Sick of Plastic campaign for an online screening of the newly released feature length documentary The Story of Plastic available from May 12th to May 14th.

Having watched the film join us at 7pm on May 14th for an Zoom webinar where we will have a panel of experts to discuss the full Story of Plastic;  from fossil fuel extraction,  through the many stages of plastic production and on to the noxious wastes it leaves behind, and how all of this impacts on our lives.

Film Screening: Available between 12th May  and 14th May.

Post-Screening Discussion: Webinar at 7pm on Thursday May 14th

Event details:

The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution, from extraction of fossil fuels to plastic waste replacing fish in our Oceans. The film is a seething expose uncovering the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis.  The film follows the journey of plastic while also examining the worldwide effect it has on both the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it.

The film aired on the Discovery Channel on Earth Day, April 22nd but members of the global Break Free From Plastic movement are hosting community screenings in countries across the world.  Sick of Plastic Ireland are delighted to be able to give you the chance to watch this ground breaking documentary.

On May the 14th our panel of experts will discuss the issues involved in the film and provide an Irish perspective on these issues. Our webinar will be moderated by actress and campaigner Aoibhéann McCann and we will be joined by:

  • Meaghan Carmody - Head of Movement-Building, Friends of the Earth,
  • Andy Gheorghiu, Fracking Policy Advisor, Food and Water Europe,
  • Dr Niall O Leary, School of Microbiology, University College Cork,
  • Sorcha Kavanagh Coordinator of Conscious Cup Campaign
  • Dr Anna Watson, Head of Advocacy at CHEM Trust

Ireland also has a particular role to play in this global story as we continue the fight against fossil fuel infrastructure. Ireland made history in 2017 with a ban on fracking on-shore for gas, but our neighbours up north are still battling against fracking and we still have drilling for fossil fuels off-shore in the Atlantic Ocean. More recent events that ties into the Story of Plastic narrative is the debate around Shannon LNG – a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal which plans to bring fracked gas into Ireland from the USA.

Sign up in the top right hand corner if you would like to view the film.  A link to stream the film will be delivered to the email address you use to RSVP here.

A separate invite to the webinar will be sent out in the email with the streaming link. Please register for the webinar when you receive your streaming link.

The Story of Plastic is the story BIG PLASTIC does not want you to see. So let's make sure we spread this story as far and wide as possible.

We are Sick Of Plastic. Join with us to understand more about the full Story of Plastic and to find out how you can get involved in the fight against single use plastic.

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