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Sep 23 2014

Plastic Paradise

September 23, 2014

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and Office of Sustainability

  • EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?

This documentary takes us on a journey to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way, scientists, celebrities, legislators, and activists shed light on what our society’s vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health.

  • Approx. 60 min.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Cynthia Klein-BanaiAssociate Chancellor for Sustainability.

This film screening is part of the Office of Sustainability’s September Sustainability Days, a month-long celebration of sustainable living.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least one week before the event.

Poster: Plastic Paradise [PDF]

Trailer link HERE

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: UIC student organizations Heritage Garden Student Group and the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF)


Yehimy Montes

Date posted

May 30, 2018

Date updated

Jun 15, 2018