01: The Dark & Dirty Real Story of Plastics with Stiv Wilson
“Collective action is how we change the world and how we change the system.” — Stiv Wilson
Our planet is drowning in a never-ending pile of plastic! And people are showing no signs of slowing down or reducing their consumption. Businesses are still active in producing single-use or disposable plastic products, and it has become an integral part for others to consume it.
We are definitely in plastic crisis! Plastic pollution is not only harming our planet but also us humans. Glady, this problem can be solved if we collectively take action and aspire to create a world that’s free from plastic!
Join me in this very first episode of the Mercast podcast as we talk about the plastic documentary and global plastic movement that aims to end plastic pollution with Stiv Wilson!
Stiv Wilson is the Director of Campaigns at The Story of Stuff project. He’s a waste and plastic pollution expert and has created and led several campaigns to victory from plastic bag bans, both internationally and locally.
He’s currently working on a short documentary called “The Story of Plastic” that will center on the entire supply chain of plastic from its extraction and all the way to its disposal.
Listen on, as we talk more about the movement that’ll create a future without plastic pollution and how you can take part in it!
The Story of Plastic is coming this 2019. Click here to receive update about the film and if you want to join the global #breakfreefromplastic campaign to stop plastic pollution for good, click here to sign up!
In this Episode, We Discuss:
The background behind the film “The Story of Plastic”
The sensitive side of the “White Savior/White Saviorism” or Rockstar Mentality
Stiv’s experience in making the film
The Break Free from Plastic Movement
The goal of changing the narrative: diverting the fault back to the producer and not the individual
Where is “away” when you throw your stuff?
How can people get involved in order to make a difference in the global plastic movement?
Start asking yourself what we should do collectively and not individually
What to look forward in the documentary film
Unveiling the curtain and revealing the true cost of plastic pollution
Mess up, acknowledge, and move on
Get to know Stiv:
Stiv Wilson is the Director of Campaigns at The Story of Stuff project. He is a waste and plastic pollution expert who’s frequently asked to speak on Solutions to the vexing inefficiencies in the materials economy all over the world.
He’s created and led several campaigns to victory from plastic bag bans, national and international level. He has sailed over 35,000 nautical miles to four of the five oceanic ‘garbage patches’, documenting and communicating maritime plastic pollution firsthand.
He’s currently working on a short documentary called “The Story of Plastic”, that will focus on the journey of the plastic from the entire supply chain to extraction and all the way to disposal.
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