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Online Discussion of "The Plastic Problem" Documentary

  • March 22, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online

Join us for an online discussion of 
PBS NewsHour Presents
The Plastic ProbleM

Free. Registration required. Click here to register. 

Stream the film online any time before the discussion (54 minutes) and get your questions ready for the panelists. On Saturday, an email with additional details on how to join the Zoom online discussion will be sent to those who register.

About the Documentary:

By 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it’s impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction. 
Watch the documentary online.


Amna Nawaz, PBS NewsHour. Amna Nawaz is the journalist reporting in the “The Plastic Problem.” She joined PBS NewsHour in 2018 and serves as senior national correspondent and primary substitute anchor.

Lorna Baldwin, PBS NewsHour. Lorna Baldwin is the Deputy Senior Producer for PBS NewsHour's segment production unit and produced “The Plastic Problem.”

Lillian Power, Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE). The Watershed Protection Division’s Enforcement Team, led by Lillian Power, is responsible for implementing and enforcing policies regulating single-use plastics in the District. These policies include the styrofoam ban, recyclable and compostable food service ware requirements, including the single-use plastic straw and stirrer ban, and the 5 cent bag fee, the first of its kind in the nation.


Taylor Maddalene, National Geographic. Taylor serves as the Director of the Source to Sea Plastics Initiative at National Geographic. Her role includes developing, managing, and executing the recent international “Source to Sea” expeditions. Her background is in marine conservation and the integration of science into decision-making.

This program is part of the 2020 Online Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. It is part of The ETERNAL Experience series exploring issues related to plastic, consumer behavior, and the environment, organized by LabX and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

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