Is the Plastic Bag History?
Our latest outdoor exhibition explores the history of a familiar object from a surprising number of angles.
On view through April 2024
It’s strong, cheap, flimsy, recyclable, disposable, engineered, manufactured, and (in some places) banned. But is the plastic bag history?
Our latest outdoor exhibition uses a common grocery bag to explore the histories and legacies of plastic in society. It’s a story that includes a Swedish manufacturer, dry cleaners, and Philadelphia’s own local government.
Join us on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 5:30pm for the Science and Society panel discussion and reception, “Plastics: Challenges and Potential.” And for more on the history of plastics and other materials, visit the Science of Stuff.
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