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Movie about plastic offered free online this week

MIDDLEBURY — Bee’s Wrap, the Middlebury-based maker of an all-natural alternative to plastic wrap, is inviting Addison County neighbors to an at-home, grassroots screening of “The Story of Plastic,” a documentary film created by a group called The Story of Stuff.
The documentary will be available until May 7, and people who are interested can RSVP at eventbrite by clicking here. Each registered participant will receive a link for the screening within 24 to 36 hours, and then can view the documentary at home on their own schedule through 11:30 p.m. on May 7.
“Our work at Bee’s Wrap is very much fueled by our commitment to ending plastic pollution,” said Bee’s Wrap corporate sustainability manager Emily Gaynor. “While we’d love to be able to see our friends and neighbors at an in-person screening, we hope this virtual event is a way to safely connect and learn in the meantime about an issue we’re passionate about.”
“The Story of Plastic” is a documentary by The Story of Stuff Project. The film explores the current global plastic pollution crisis with footage from three continents: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash; rivers and seas clogged with waste; and skies choked with the poisonous runoff from plastic production and recycling processes with no end in sight. Featuring original animations, interviews with experts and activists, and never-before-filmed scenes, the documentary shows both the consequences of the flood of plastic for ecosystems and communities around the world, while also documenting the global movement rising up in response.

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