People Over Plastic Interview, 3/23

ZWAC Show on March 14th @ 5:30 PM PDT. We will meet Shilpi Chhotray a plastic pollution activist on a mission to change the future of #environmentaljustice storytelling.

Currently, she is the co-founder and executive director of People over Plastic (PoP), a new BIPOC-led media platform dedicated to uplifting the #intersectional stories behind environmental racism.PoP prides itself in developing platforms and safe spaces for #frontlineleaders to share their lived experiences in an unfiltered context. She previously served as #BreakFreeFromPlastic’s (BFFP) Global Communications Lead, where she got her chops in challenging and shifting the pro-industry narrative on plastic pollution and developing counter-narratives with frontline leaders around the world.

Pairing this interview with the theme of environmental catastrophes based on bad recycling decisions,  I will interview Shilpi Chottray the founder and CEO of Oakland-based People Over Plastic  and who will discuss the environmental consequences of the East Palestine release of PVC and other bad plastic chemicals that burned.

For the Recycling Archives, we are trying a new format that includes Q&A about the archives. For this month, Jerry Rust who will discuss the explosion of a WTE facility in Lane County, Oregon in the 1970s.


  • 5 PM PDT – Social Hour
  • 5:30 PM PDT – Show Starts
  • 6:00 PM PDT – Interview with Shilpi Chhotray, People Over Plastic

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