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“Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch


‘Ding’ film takes trip to Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The documentary film “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” continues the fourth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on March 2, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

Midway Atoll — located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles away from civilization — has become a paradise for plastic known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This 57-minute documentary, which Al Gore called a “thoughtful new film” on Twitter, divulges the mysterious phenomenon and the insidious, long-term effects of our rabid plastic consumption on wildlife and our planet.

Seating is free, but limited and on a first-come basis.

Below are the season’s remaining scheduled films. All showings begin at 2:30 p.m. For full descriptions of the films, please visit

March 2:      Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
March 16:    Crash: The Tale of Two Species
March 30:   The End of the Line: Where Have All the Fish Gone?

April 13:       Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?


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