Addicted to plastic?

Cinema Politica Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows screens the documentary about plastic's path over the past 100 years

Addicted to plastic?

Cinema Politica screens the documentary Addicted to Plastic this week.

Canadian filmmaker Ian Connacher, the documentary encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on five continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates.

The film details plastic’s path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability.

These solutions – which include plastic made from plants – will provide viewers with a new perspective about our future with plastic.

• Addicted to Plastic screens at Maple Ridge municipal hall, 11995 Haney Place on Thursday, March 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free and there will be coffee, pop corn and door prizes.