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.
The 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, July 27.
Bernadette Davis from the 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,” Ms Davis said.
“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.
“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, July 27 at 6.15pm. Entry is free. The film runs for 70 minutes.