Post by Carrie Wilkinson
Each year more than 300 million tonnes of plastic is produced, half of which is designed for single use. A plastic bag, for example, has a “life” of around 15 minutes but once disposed of can take 400 years to biodegrade. 8 million tonnes of single-use plastic ends up in our oceans every year. By 2050 it is predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans.
The Plastic Oceans Foundation is working to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging our perception that this substance can be treated as ‘disposable’. At the core of this global awareness campaign is the release of a documentary feature film, ‘A Plastic Ocean’.
The University of Wollongong Human Geography Society invites you to their screening event of ‘A Plastic Ocean’.
The night will include:
- Screening of the ‘A Plastic Oceans’ documentary.
- A post-screening Q & A panel with representatives of local organizations committed to educating and reducing the consumption of single-use plastic.
- Stalls hosted by Australian Seabird Rescue, Boomerang Alliance, Seaside Scavenge, The Source Bulk Foods and Wollongong City Council. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with representatives of these groups prior to and following the film.
- Dinner and drinks will be available for purchase from local food vendor Beast and Bread.
The A Plastic Oceans Film Screening Event will be held on Wednesday 3rd May at the University of Wollongong (Building 20, Lecture Theatre 4), Northfields Avenue, Wollongong. Doors will open at 6pm with the film to commence at 6.30pm.
Entry is free but seats are limited. Get your tickets here!
Please feel free to share the details of this event with your personal and professional networks. If you have any questions about the event or would like to get involved please get in touch with us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Carrie Wilkinson) or email@example.com (Sophie-May Kerr).
Carrie Wilkinson is a PhD Candidate with AUSCCER and member of UOW HuGS. You can follow her on twitter @CarrieW2536