screening of 'A Plastic Ocean' will promote green project
and Highbridge Town Coucil is to host the screening of a new film
that features the problem of plastics in our environment as part
of a 'green' project.
screening of 'A Plastic Ocean' will be held at 2pm on Saturday 13th
October at The Princess Theatre and will be free to enter and is
suitable for all ages.
film shows how plastics that enter the oceans are ingested by sea
creatures and birds and their young, often fatally. When plastics
break up into small particulates they enter the food chain, where
they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafoods
fatty tissues and are consumed by us.
and Highbridge Town Council has signed up to be part of the Plastic
Free Communities Campaign run by Surfers Against Sewage, and is
working with members of the Plastic Free Partnership to help local
firms, groups, organisations and schools give up single-use plastics
and promote the use of more environmentally friendly materials.
hard-hitting film, winner of 14 awards, was filmed across 20 locations
and uncovers the harrowing state of pollution in our ecosystems
and the Town Council says it has the potential to inspire and provoke
real and lasting change locally.
film not only explores this impact but also inspires action. There
will also be displays of plastic items and suggestions for alternative
materials that could be used to replace them and Litter Free Somerset
will be there with useful information," says a spokeswoman.
Town Council's theme for this year is 'Clean and Safe Beaches' and
the Mayor, Cllr Bill Hancock, pictured above, is keen
to spread the word about the danger of plastics and the importance
of the local marine rescue services, RNLI and BARB.
is encouraging everyone to get involved: "It doesnt matter
whether youre young or old, a businessman, farmer, shopper,
resident or visitor: Id like to see all of us making the effort
to help clean up our streets and coastline and preventing further
small change in our daily habits can make a big difference. Please
think about the materials youre buying and businesses
can consider the products they are supplying."
are regular beach cleans, pictured, to take part in and people
can do a quick two-minute beach clean at any time. I really hope
that local residents take the opportunity to come along to the free
screening of A Plastic Ocean."
Council is supporting Litter Free Somersets Business Award
Scheme and is leading by example by working through an action list
at both the Town Council offices in Jaycroft Road and at the Princess
Theatre to improve practices.