Even though we’ve seen the photos of a plastic island twice the size of the State of Texas swirling in the ocean, most of us are unprepared to grasp the true dimensions of the plastic crisis. This month would be a good time to learn more about the big picture.  Let us recommend to you “The Story of Plastic.” This filmtakes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processingThe Story of Plastic is available to watch on the subscription DiscoveryGo streaming service, for rent on Amazon, on Apple TV, and on Xfinity video-on-demand. View the trailer here: