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McKelvey School of Engineering

'The Story of Plastic' Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 1 | 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Virtual Event

The Story of Plastic” is a powerful documentary exposing how the plastic industry is harming ecosystems and communities. WashU alum Deia Schlosberg, who directed “The Story of Plastic," will join us for a lively panel discussion about issues and solutions surrounding plastic production, consumption and pollution.

Register for the panel discussion in advance to receive a link to stream the award-winning documentary “The Story of Plastic” in advance of the panel. If you are not able to make the panel discussion, you can still register to receive the streaming link.

This event is being co-sponsored by Dining Services.

Register to attend.

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Speaker Information
Director and producer of the 2019 documentary The Story of Plastic, Deia Schlosberg is an educator, activist, and journalist who graduated from WashU in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Earth & Planetary Sciences and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communications. Then, after a two-year off-road, 7800-mile trek in the Andes Mountains, she attended Montana State University, where she earned a Master’s of Fine Arts in Science & Natural History Filmmaking.
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