The Story of Plastic

You may have heard that less than 10% of all plastic produced is actually recycled. Then what happens to the remaining 90% – all of those water bottles, yogurt containers, straws, chip bags and other plastic waste?

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland for the screening of an amazing documentary, The Story of Plastic, created by the same group that brought us the informative and very popular The Story of Stuff. The Story of Plastic shows how plastics have evolved in just 40 years from a miracle material into what feels like an overwhelming environmental nightmare. This film screening and panel discussion that follows is not intended to distress or depress us, but to help us identify ways to take action. The lively discussion will be led by Judith Enck, who was our area’s EPA Regional Administrator under President Obama and now heads the Beyond Plastic project at Bennington College.  Ms. Enck will be joined by Kerri Scales, the Environmental and Materials Management Educator at the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority

Register to see the film and join the conversation. You will receive information for accessing the Zoom Webinar.


Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

  • 6:30 pm, On-line Screening; 
  • 8:15 pm, Panel Discussion led by Judith Enck, Beyond Plastic Project, Bennington College, and Kerri Scales, Environmental and Materials Management Educator, Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority