‘Addicted to Plastic’ film shown at Coastal Branch Library Sept. 24

September 18, 2009

A mass of plastic soup is shown in this satellite photo in the Pacific ocean.
A mass of plastic soup is shown in this satellite photo in the Pacific ocean. Photo courtesy NOAA.

Did you know there is a mass of plastic garbage “soup” larger than twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific ocean?

07:00 p.m. – Sept. 24 at Coastal Branch Library
“Addicted to Plastic” is a film of a global journey to investigate what we really know about plastic and why there is so much of it.  The documentary will be shown at the Sept. 24 public forum at the Coastal Branch Library sponsored by the South Walton Community Council.  The program begins at 7 pm and is open to the public at no charge.

The film encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on five continents.  It includes two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean  where plastic debris accumulates.  There is a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability.  The film has been described as an absorbing, shocking, only partially reassuring odyssey.

A representative of Walton County will speak following the film to lend a local reference to the plastics problem.

The forum is one of the SWCC series of monthly presentations designed to educate and entertain the public on matters of timely interest.  For more information call Ella Caro at 850-231-6038.