DISCOVERY AND DISCOVERY PLUS TO SHOWCASE ‘THE STORY OF PLASTIC’ ON WORLD Environment DAY

 DISCOVERY AND DISCOVERY PLUS TO SHOWCASE ‘THE STORY OF PLASTIC’ ON WORLD Environment DAY

This World Environment Day on 5 th June 2020, Discovery,
Discovery HD and recently launched app Discovery Plus will showcase ‘THE STORY
OF PLASTIC’, a look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide
effect it has on the health of our planet and the people that 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.
An official selection of Mill Valley Film Festival (Audience Award winner) and 2019 DOC
NYC, THE STORY OF PLASTIC features interviews with experts and activists on the
frontlines of the fight, revealing the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic
smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world –and the global
movement rising up in response. With engaging original animation, archival industry
footage starting 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.
“The issues highlighted in THE STORY OF PLASTIC illuminate how the decisions
made locally can affect us globally,” says Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer,
Discovery and Factual.  “We are eager to highlight the solutions laid out in the film that
will help make our world a cleaner and healthier place to live.”
“It was always a priority for us to find the film a home that would amplify the important
messages and voices in THE STORY OF PLASTIC,” states filmmaker Deia
Schlosberg, “and Discovery is an ideal partner to make that happen. We are absolutely
thrilled to work with the team there to bring the film to audiences across the U.S. and
beyond.”
“I have been passionate about this issue for over ten years. The Story of Plastic’s film
team has worked tirelessly to show us the truth of what plastic is doing to our planet –
the whole planet,” explains co-executive producer and award-winning musician Jackson
Browne.   “I am proud to be a part of bringing this important film to Discovery.”

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