Deprogramming and Rethinking Plastic

date Thursday, 27 June 2019 time 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

👤 Rini Saha 🏢 cove Dupont

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Plastic paradise? (Photo by Britta Frahm.)

Plastic: It’s everywhere, from synthetic fibers in clothing to the gel of our soaps and toothpaste. Plastic use became pervasive in the U.S. in the late 1970s because it was cheap, light, water-resistant, and can be shaped into (almost) anything.

As miraculous as it is, plastic has devastating effects on the health of people and the planet, and it is a major contributor to global warming. Some experts estimate that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Can we deprogram ourselves from the convenience of plastic?

What happens to plastic when you are finished with it? This class will look deeper into the current state of plastics in recycling, landfills, and incinerators. We will also learn a few practical tips about how to reduce our plastic use, as well as our overall waste. Taking this class will help you join a movement of people who are turning the tide on plastic pollution, climate change, and leaving a sustainable planet for the next generation.

Location

cove Dupont
1666 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

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