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'Addicted to Plastic' shows its history, impact on the environment; movie Jan. 17

'Addicted to Plastic' will be shown Jan. 17 at the Auburn Riverside High School Auditorium.
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The City of Auburn's Solid Waste & Recycling Division screens a free movie, "Addicted to Plastic," Jan. 17 at Auburn Riverside Theatre.

The event includes a panel discussion that aims to educate the community about plastics, its effects on the environment and human health, and the plastics industry.

"Addicted to Plastic" showcases three years of filming in five continents, including two trips to the Pacific Ocean. The documentary explores plastic's history during the last 100 years, as well as solutions related to recycling and biodegradability.

After the movie, a panel of experts will lead a discussion on plastics and other related environmental topics. Information tables, as well as refreshments, will be provided.

In addition, door prizes will be given away after the movie.

The free movie night is funded through a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology

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'Addicted to Plastic'

• When: 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jan. 17

• Where: Auburn Riverside Theatre, Auburn Riverside High School, 501 Oravetz Road

• More info: Call 253-931-3047 or email recycle@auburnwa.gov

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