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Sustainability Film Series: The Plastic Problem

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7 pm– 9 pm

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Sustainability Film Series presents

The Plastic Problem (54 min.)


"By 2050 the oceans will hold more plastic than fish." PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it’s impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction.

Discussion Facilitators

Dave Shonnard
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Robbins Chair in Sustainable Use of Materials
Michigan Technological University

Brianna Tucker
Owner of the sustainable refillery Refill U.P.
Hancock, Michigan

Questions about the film series, contact Alan Turnquist at


FREE. $5 suggested donation per film to support the Sustainability Film Series is appreciated. Make donation online or in-person at the film showing

Cosponsored By

Michigan Tech Office of Sustainability and Resilience, Keweenaw Land Trust, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, MTU College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, MTU Department of Social Sciences Sustainability Science Program, MTU Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering, Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, Sustainability Demonstration House, MI Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Students for Sustainability, and Refill UP.

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