Turn back the tide – ‘A Plastic Ocean’ Film Screening Event with UOW Human Geography Society

Post by Carrie Wilkinson

Plastic in ocean © Rich Carey/Shutterstock

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’. 

A Plastic Ocean film

The night will include:

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!

Tips on how to de-plastify your life
Source: Jane Genovese http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/go-plastic-free-find-your-strength/

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: cw979@uowmail.edu.au (Carrie Wilkinson) or smk534@uowmail.edu.au (Sophie-May Kerr).

 

 

Carrie Wilkinson is a PhD Candidate with AUSCCER and member of UOW HuGS. You can follow her on twitter @CarrieW2536

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