DocuTalks: Plastic Wars

Join us as we watch a short documentary and then connect via Zoom to discuss it! We will be watching documentaries that touch on social, cultural, political, and global issues. Then, we’ll have an open discussion and exchange of ideas over the film’s topic.

Plastic Wars        
Thursday, February 11 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Did the plastics industry use the lure of recycling to sell even more plastic? With the industry expanding and the crisis of ocean pollution growing, Plastic Wars investigates the fight over the future of plastics.  Plastic Wars examines the mounting crisis of plastic waste in the environment. Despite efforts to reduce the use of plastic, the plastics industry is rapidly scaling up new production and promoting a familiar solution: recycling. But some estimates say that no more than 10 percent of plastic produced has ever been recycled. The documentary reveals how plastic makers have publicly promoted recycling for decades, despite privately expressing doubts from almost the beginning that widespread plastic recycling would ever be economically viable.

This meeting will be held on Zoom. You can watch the film with the group at 2:00pm, or watch on your own and join us at 3:00pm for a great discussion!

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.


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Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm


  • All Ages