The Story of Plastic Virtual Screening

Watch filmJoin us from the comfort of your own home to watch the brand new film, The Story of Plastic - 95 minutes long.

IF YOU MISSED OUR SCREENING: you can watch it before 8th June hosted by City to Sea.

The film premiered on Earth Day, 22 April 2020, and draws back the curtain on the true cost of plastic pollution, and what's being done to tackle it.

  • PACT has been given 400 free tickets to give away for our online community screening.
  • You can watch any time from now until 21 May.
  • Book now and you'll receive the screening link by email.

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JOIN THE DISCUSSION - Thu 21 May, 7.30pm

Join us for a live online discussion about the issues raised in the film and actions happening here in Penrith and Eden to cut down on disposable plastic. You're welcome to take part in the discussion, or just tune in and watch. When you register for the film, we'll send you more information about the discussion session.

The Story of Plastic


THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the human-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing.

THE STORY OF PLASTIC features interviews with experts and activists on the front lines of the fight, revealing the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world, and the global movement that is rising up in response. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being.

About the film makers

THE STORY OF PLASTIC is presented by The Story of Stuff Project, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way that we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that it is more sustainable, healthy, and fair. Since 2007 the nonprofit's nine award-winning animated movies have garnered more than 50 million online views around the world and inspired a million-member global community to take action for systemic change.

The Story of Stuff Project is a member of #breakfreefromplastic, a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. To learn more about the push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis, visit

THE STORY OF PLASTIC was produced by Pale Blue Dot Media in association with React To Film.

Find out more about the film and watch the trailer

PACT collected 10 bags of litter on a 200m stretch of Ullswater
PACT collected 10 bags of litter on a 200m stretch of Ullswater in 2017, including approx 50 plastic bottles and 100 cans