Talk of the Bay from KSQD
The Impact of Agricultural Plastic with Rachel Kippen

On Talk of the Bay, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Christine Barrington hosts Rachel Kippen, Executive Director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey. Rachel is part of a collective of local environmental advocates and educators on a mission to help locals understand the potent and destructive impact of agricultural plastic on our watersheds and oceans.

Understanding and solving the issues surrounding the use of agricultural plastic is complex and daunting, but the public can be an important part of shifting this agricultural practice towards a choice that is life-sustaining and healthy for our oceans. Rachel helps listeners to understand the petro-chemical reality behind our food production and how prevalent plastic products are behind all the food we consume–both organic and conventional. Learn what role you can play in changing this reality, or, simply listen to understand the issue better.

Join Rachel for an informative and empowering event on October 3:

  • Plasticulture / A Deep Dive into the Use of Plastics In Agriculture
    Saturday, October 3, from 2:00 – 3:30pm

Open Farm Tours in collaboration with Healthy Soils will be doing a deep dive into Plasticulture, a free online event this Oct. 3, from 2-3:30pm. Join our panel of 5 industry professionals for a discussion on the role of plastics in agriculture & how it affects our environment. Agriculture is one of the largest users of single-use plastic of any industry. The increased gains in crop productivity that plastics bring about has also led to an increase of plastics in landfills. The responsible and sustainable use of agriculture plastics needs to be addressed. Plastics manufacturing and recycling systems need to be collaborating on how the “end of life” cycle of a product plays out so they don’t end up in landfills or polluting the environment.

Open Farms Tours Event Registration