A Plastic Ocean - 2ND SCREENING

20 January, 2017 - 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM GMT
Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Road, BS1 5TT Anchor Road BS1 5TT Bristol
Event type:
Film Screening
2 persons are going

Sir David Attenborough has stated that this film is "The most important film of our time". 


Plastic pollution is a consequence of our thoughtless 'throw-away' society.  Greenpeace had success in 2016 in boosting the Marine Conservation Society's original petition and getting the government to ban microbeads in cosmetics and personal hygiene products.  There is still work to be done to extend the ban on other domestic products such as cleaning materials and washing powders.  Some of us have joined MCS on their beach cleans and witnessed first hand the incredible amount of plastic that ends up on our shores.  The fact is that much of the pollution gets washed out into the oceans and is entering the food chain.of marine life. 


Tickets are available via Eventbrite at £11.99 (includes booking fee) - no concessions!  The link to book tickets is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-plastic-ocean-film-premiere-at-bristol-...  The screening starts at 7.00pm and is followed by a Q & A session.  The event aims to finish at 9.00pm. 


NOTE: The venue is accessible from 5.45pm which allows ticket holder the opportunity to take a tour of the Bristol Aquarium before the screening - recommended if you have the time. 


This event is organised by City to Sea, an organisation that focuses on reducing the amount of single use plastics that flow into the sea from cities such as Bristol.  They are currently involved in the #SwitchtheStick campaign which is successfully persuading major retailers to use paper stems for cotton buds instead of plastic.  City to Sea has also encouraged businesses to join its Refill scheme which allow people to fill up their reusable bottles with water for free - thus reducing the rubbish created by plastic bottled water containers.