Addicted to Plastic! The Rise and Demise of a Modern Miracle
Eco Trip: Water Bottle
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 7PM
Q&A / Reception to follow the movie.
This is a joint outing with the Metro NYC Environmental Meetup.
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Director Ian Connacher will introduce. Connacher, along with John Stewart (Corporate Accountability International, Think Outside the Bottle - Regional Organizer) and, Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D. (Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council) will answer questions following the screening. Join Connacher and the other panelists for a post-screening reception in the Furman Gallery.
Plastics are now found in nearly every product we own, and they are ending up everywhere they shouldn’t: oceans, treetops, inside fish and birds, on the roadside. But while this level of pollution is daunting, new technology is finding ways to recycle this indestructible material and create a form that is truly biodegradable. Explore 12 countries and one ocean floor in this insider’s guide to the most versatile material ever invented. You will never look at plastic products the same way again. Winner of: Audience Award, Special Jury Award, Amazonas Film Festival, Brazil and Coup de Coeur Award, Festival International du Film d'Environnement, Paris.
Screening with an examination of the nation’s bottle habit, produced by the Sundance Channel as part of Eco Trip on The Green.
Co-Presented by the Sundance Channel.
Corporate Accountability International
Think Outside the Bottle - Regional Organizer
Think Outside the Bottle is a campaign working to promote, protect and ensure public funding for our public water systems. That means challenging corporations who undermine public confidence in tap water. Bottled water travels many miles from the source, results in the burning of massive amounts of fossil fuels, and contributes to the billions of plastic bottles ending up in our landfills. For more information: Think Outside the Bottle
Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council
Dr. Hershkowitz is a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, specializing in issues related to sustainable development, supply chain management, industrial ecology, the paper industry, health risks, solid waste management, recycling, medical wastes, and sludge. He joined the senior staff of NRDC on February 6, 1989 and is the Director of NRDC’s National Solid Waste Project and NRDC’s Paper Industry Reform Project. For more information: NRDC
About Green Screens
The Film Society’s Green Screens program addresses through film the vital environmental concerns of global warming, the safety of our food supply, sustainable living, and more. Green Screens is programmed by Isa Cucinotta and Marian Masone.