Every day in the USA, half a billion non-recyclable plastic straws are used once and tossed, ending up in landfills, littering streets and reaching beaches.
Actor and Director Tim Robbins narrates a colorful history of man’s origins and obsession with using straws and marine researchers, citizen activists and business owners discuss how they’re making a sea of change...one plastic straw at a time. It’s estimated every day 500,000,000 plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches.
Hear from Jackie Nunez, founder of The Last Plastic Straw, restaurant owners with "Straws by Request Only" policies, renown marine biologist and author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, researcher Dr. Jenna Jambeck and Drifters Project artist Pam Longobardi. In Costa Rica we meet Turtle researchers who rescued and filmed the removal of a plastic straw in a sea turtle’s nose that went viral.
The movie will be followed with an additional recorded interview with Pam Longobardi and time for Q&A.
The event will be hosted by Joy Marzolf, Broadmoor staff. Joy has been helping to educate the public about marine debris and marine plastics for over 10 years through her work with Boston Sea Rovers and the New England Aquarium Dive Club.