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Free Film Screening: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Corey Hawkey

  • Zero Waste Manager, University Sustainability Practices

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet, it has become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents.

Please join us for a free film screening of Plastic Paradise, a film that follows journalist/ filmmaker Angela Sun as she seeks to uncover the cause of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. With testimony from scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers, this film sheds light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption.

View film trailer here.

Corey Hawkey of ASU's University Sustainability Practices will host a post-film discussion.

Free parking is available at the Brickyard Parking Garage. Bring your ticket and the theater will validate.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their eWaste to this event. Any electronic item that has a cord or takes batteries can be recycled. Potential items include: cell phones, mice, keyboards, monitors, old computers, alarm clocks, chargers, and any media such as cds, disks, flashdrives, and film.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Showtime at 7:00 p.m.