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Plastics Unwrapped exhibit at Burke Museum

Free first Thursday of the month! Let's meet and see the exhibit and then for those who want to grab a drink afterwards we'll head to a bar nearby.

Exhibit description: "Can you imagine life before plastics? No waterproof raincoats? No plastic buckets? Humans existed without plastics for millennia. Now, we rely on plastics to meet our basic needs. They help keep us safe and healthy. They make our daily lives convenient in so many ways, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a world without them.
Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores how material culture was changed—rapidly and perhaps permanently—by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they’re so convenient to use, and what happens after we throw them away.
Plastics were marketed as the “material of the future.” Now, that prediction has come true. They will stay in landfills and in our oceans for hundreds, if not thousands of years. In order to counter the impact of plastic waste, we need to rethink our relationship with plastics. Discover how, at Plastics Unwrapped. "

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  • A former member
    A former member

    We're heading inside, just look for me I'm in a furry plaid jacket.

    March 7, 2013

  • David V.

    Sorry, I am exhausted and traffic sucks so I am not going to be able to make it.

    March 7, 2013

  • Jay P.

    was looking forward to this but i am positively too far under the weather. looking forward to the next opportunity to meet you guys!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer, I was so looking forward to this but am running on fumes after arriving in Seattle from Anchorage at 3am today. Have fun!

    March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh shoot! Hope you can make it to another event soon!

      March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night. I'm not too familiar with the u-district, so if anyone has some suggestions on where to go afterwards I'm open to any and all ideas!

    March 6, 2013

    • Wanjiku

      The District is at 45th & Brooklyn. http://districtseattl...­ College Inn Pub, on the Ave & 40th, can be fun, but they have trivia on first Thursdays so it might be busy. It is Burke Museum trivia if people are interested. http://www.collegeinn...­

      March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree ^^ I like the district lounge.

      March 7, 2013

  • Harry S

    Have a conflict at work and will be there a little late.

    March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK, text me when you get in and we'll meet up.

      March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Parking is available for the museum for $5. Enter the UW campus at 17th Ave NE (Memorial Way) and NE 45th Street. Go to the gatehouse to purchase a parking ticket and tell the attendant that you are parking at the Burke Museum. Cash and Visa/Mastercard are accepted.
    See everyone tonight!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. Excited to have some new people joining us! I'll make some nametags so its easier for all of us to remember names, so please update your RSVP if you have a change of plans.
    We'll wait about 10 mins outside the entrance before going in. Post a comment if you're running late and we can be sure to meetup inside.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry all about the spam below, I have reported this person. This garbage is getting posting on other events as well. Guess she sure gets around...

    February 27, 2013

  • Georgia

    I may well join in this event, I love the Burke! (even though I have just learned I will not get my ideal job there and have actually already seen the exhibit...)

    February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well Georgia, being willing to go again is an endorsement for the event in my book. Glad you'll be joining us.

      February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sound really interesting. Thanks for organizing!

    February 20, 2013

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