Fairfield library to show virtual film 'The Story of Plastic'

The Fairfield Library is co-hosting a virtual screening of the documentary
The Fairfield Library is co-hosting a virtual screening of the documentary "The Story of Plastic."

Fairfield Public Library has partnered with the University of Iowa College of Public Health to offer another Science Café program, and the public is invited.

The library is co-hosting a free virtual film screening of the documentary film, “The Story of Plastic.” Participants will view the film at home from July 18-21, and exchange thoughts with others in a Zoom discussion on July 21 at 7 p.m. To view the trailer and register for the online screening, use this link provided by University of Iowa: (Because the URL is case-sensitive, the library recommends copy-pasting it into your search bar.) On July 18, you will receive an email from with the streaming link.

Film Synopsis: THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet and its residents’ well-being.