The Story of Plastic’s global premiere on Earth Day


Here’s how you can watch The Story of Plastic, whether you’re an individual viewer or a group interested in organizing around the film:

  1. BROADCAST (US) – Tune in on Earth Day, April 22, at 2pm on Discovery Channel (same local time on both coasts).
    BROADCAST (International) – The Story of Plastic will be broadcast on Discovery network affiliates in 134 countries and territories. Each of those affiliates makes independent programming decisions and announcements, so check your local Discovery Channel’s programming schedule directly.
  2. DIGITAL – The Story of Plastic will pre-premiere on the DiscoveryGo subscription streaming service on April 15 and will also be available to rent on video-on-demand services like iTunes and Amazon following the April 22 television broadcast.
  3. VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SCREENINGS – We hope and expect that many members of The Story of Stuff Project community will watch the film by JOINING a virtual screening organized by a group in their region or by HOSTING a virtual screening for your own community. Keep reading for more details about these online events!

If you want to JOIN a public, virtual screening organized by another group, stay tuned! We’ll be publishing a directory of virtual events that you can tune in to at before April 22!


What you can do

  • WATCH AND SHARE the brand-new trailer, featuring a new single by Jackson Browne! It’s on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.
  • Start making plans to HOST a virtual community screening and fill out the intake form when you’re ready to move on to the next step!
  • STAY TUNED for more updates via email, on our social media channels, and at

What to expect from us

  • More details about international broadcasts as soon as we receive them
  • Invitations to JOIN a community screening in your region

We’re so grateful to have you along with us on this journey to tell The Story of Plastic – and we can’t wait to finally share this film with the world! 

On behalf of The Story of Stuff Project and The Story of Plastic team,
Brett Chamberlin, Director of Community Engagement