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Sustainability Film Series Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

  • Bell Museum of Natural History 10 Church Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States (map)

From the website: In a new study by the World Economic Forum, “32 percent of all plastic packaging escapes collection systems and finds its way into natural ecosystems, including the oceans…where plastic is expected to outnumber fish by 2050”.

“Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it’s become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.”

Take a brave plunge into seeing the impact of our consumption and what we can do to mitigate this problem!

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