Date: 09/15/2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Ave., Manhattan)

Price: Free

New Yorkers go through hundreds of millions of plastic shopping bags, coffee cups, take-out clamshells, soda straws, and other single-use items every day – all in the name of convenience. But that short-term convenience comes with long-term costs to the environment and our health. Will measures like the five-cent bag fee starting this fall help break our throwaway habit? Journalist Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, talks about how the rise of plastic helped create a culture of convenience and how to live with the disposables we can’t seem to do without. This event is the third and final program in Fast, Cool & Convenient: Meeting New Yorkers’ High Demands, a free three-part talk series hosted by The New York Academy of Medicine and the Museum of the City of New York.

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