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Watch The Story of Plastic on The Discovery Channel

From city streets to the arctic ice sheets, plastic pollution has reached every corner of the globe. Yet despite the fact that many of the plastics currently being created cannot be recycled, the petrochemical industry is spending billions to create even more. So what’s the true cost of plastic pollution in our communities and our environment?

On Earth Day, April 22, the Discovery Channel aired the broadcast premier “The Story of Plastic” — a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet. This timely and important documentary is now streaming on Discovery GO.

To learn more about The Story of Plastic — including the nonprofit behind the project, learning resources and ways to take action — visit

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