Planet or Plastic?, an exhibition by National Geographic, shines a spotlight on the fragility of the natural environment as a result of the global plastic waste crisis.
Featuring the work of researchers, scientists and artists, the exhibition traces the history of plastic from its invention in the mid-1800s to present day where, seemingly everything is made of plastic. Planet or Plastic? explores the plastic pollution of our world’s oceans and uncovers how untold numbers of marine animals die each year from ingesting micro-plastics. The exhibition will also feature a look into the rise of single-use plastics due to COVID-19.
At the culmination of the exhibit, guests are provided with practical steps to responsibly reduce, reuse, recycle, and refuse single-use plastic products. The exhibit is recommended for all ages and will feature special programming each weekend.