Ecology Center Event

Chasing Arrows: The Truth About Recycling – Virtual Watch Party & Panel Discussion

Wed, July 12, 2023 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Event

Graphic with a photo of a stacked bale of colorful plastics, with text "Plastic Free July 2023, Chasing Arrows: the Truth About Recycling- Watch Party & Panel Discussion

Celebrate Plastic Free July with The Ecology Center and other Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 6 pm PT — Join a virtual watch party featuring our short film, “Chasing Arrows: The Truth About Recycling,” then stick around for an engaging panel discussion and live Q& A. 

Reduce, reuse, then recycle: this was where recycling was intended to fit within the circular economy. Instead, the petrochemical and packaging industries have exploited this fundamental premise and used recycling as a cover to increase plastic production exponentially. The truth is: The onus for solving our plastic pollution crisis isn’t on recyclers; it’s on plastic producers. They are simply making too much plastic, most of which cannot be recycled.

Join us for a virtual watch party of “Chasing Arrows: The Truth About Recycling,” a short film produced in partnership with the Emmy Award-winning Peak Plastic Foundation that outlines how the plastics industry is trashing recycling with non-recyclable plastics and exposes the recycling myths industry promotes, such as blaming the recycling system and consumers for plastic pollution.

After the film, stick around for a dynamic panel discussion featuring zero waste experts and members of the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers – the original pioneers of mission-driven, community-based nonprofit recycling and zero waste in the U.S.

Hear from Eureka Recycling, Eco-Cycle, Ecology Center, and Recycle Ann Arbor as they delve into the current zero waste landscape and share valuable insights from their communities. A live Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

Hosted by the Ecology Center, Recycle Ann Arbor, Eco-Cycle, Eureka Recycling, and the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers.

Meet the AMBR team.