The Co-op’s February Free Film Series is back! Join us for a free film every Wednesday night in February. Movies take place on the 3rd floor of the Co-op Building, in room 309. We provide snacks and light refreshments. We’ll press play at 7pm! Hope to see you there.
A Plastic Ocean
A Plastic Ocean is a feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle as it explores the fragile state of our oceans and impact of plastic pollution. If it was happening in one gyre, they suspected it was happening in all of them. But the filmmakers needed experts to prove it. Scientists were brought in at each stage to analyze the findings from one part of the story to add their data to the overall report on the five gyres. In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.