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'A Plastic Ocean' - the film in Narooma July 27th

Narooma’s turn for A Plastic Ocean Sir David Attenborough describes the film A Plastic Ocean as the one of the most important of our time and locals now have a second chance to see it. Eurobodalla Council organised a screening of the documentary last Thursday night in Moruya and based on the overwhelming response the film will now screen at Narooma Kinema on Thursday 27th July. Bernadette Davis from Council’s environment team said the event was organised to bring people together for Plastic Free July. “We had more than 120 people brave the cold to find out about the effects of plastic pollution on our oceans and how they can be a part of the solution. “At times the audience was confronted by the enormity of the problem and the effects on marine life, but the film isn’t all doom and gloom. There are solutions and many are simple things we can all do,” Ms Davis said. “Plastic Free July is a great place to start. Take your own reusable shopping bags, don’t use cling wrap, avoid products in plastic packaging, opt for refills when you can, and refuse plastics that escape as litter like straws, takeaway cups, utensils, and balloons.” Ms Davis said the Moruya film night saw lots of local environmental groups sharing their messages and practical solutions. “The newly-formed Eurobodalla Boomerang Bags were there to hand out sewing kits, along with 350.org Eurobodalla, Nature Coast Marine Group, SAGE, and the Carroll College Greenies talked to the community about their local solutions.” A Plastic Ocean will screen at Narooma Kinema on Thursday 27 July at 6.15pm. Entry is free. The film runs for 70 minutes. Moviegoers are welcome to stay around and chat afterwards with local people working and volunteering in the environmental field.

The film A Plastic Ocean, is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle.

More than eight million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the world's oceans every year.

In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine oceans.

The adventurers have captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health. It turns out we can’t use plastic once and throw it away without harming humans and animals.

The film’s message raises the awareness of plastic pollution and the existing solutions.

A Plastic Ocean is shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.

The community is invited to the film night where they will also find out what is happening at a local level, and how they can be a part of the solution.

To find out more information on the event contact Council’s Environment Education Officer, Bernadette Davis on 4474 1037.

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