Story of Plastic Poster

Watch Party: The Story of Plastic

All Day & Night, May 3-7
  • Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
Watch the film online, then join a community discussion on 5/7 about plastic pollution, its worldwide effects and what we can do locally

If you watched The Story of Plastic during our screening window, Bud Werner Library would be grateful for your input on the Audience Survey. Thanks for taking 2 minutes to fill it out here.

Produced by the Story of Stuff Project, 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 frontlines 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.

Movie Link

Bud Werner Memorial Library has a window, May 3-7, for a limited number of screenings of this brand new documentary. Please don't click until you're ready to watch the 95-minute film, as we have a limited number of community screenings.This link expires at 9:30 PM on Thursday, May 7.

Watch The Story of Plastic


Join the community discussion on May 7 by signing up here.  If you're signed up, we'll email you Zoom access the morning of our virtual gathering.

Run Time: 

95 minutes

About Bud's Watch Party

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share some of the newest documentaries you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online this spring, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience and maybe even put our isolated heads together for some thought-provoking brainstorming and solutions.