Did you know that the amount of plastic straws that are used in just a single day in the U.S. when lined up side by side could circle the globe 2 1/2 times?
A moment on our lips, a lifetime in the ocean. Once in the ocean, plastic straws are believed to persist for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, where they cause injury, illness, and death to wildlife.
The documentary STRAWS wraps up the sixth annual free “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on April 4, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.
An official selection for film festivals around the world, STRAWS is a 30-minute documentary about plastic straw litter and how we can effect a sea of change – one straw at a time.
With colorful straw history animation and segments narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.
This is the last of the seven-film series hosted by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge this season.
Seating is free, but is limited and on a first-come basis. A short discussion will follow the film.