RNLI is inviting the public to screening of award-winning film A Plastic Ocean
With just over three weeks until the RNLI will be screening multi-award-winning film A Plastic Ocean at the RNLI College, Poole on Thursday 6 July, the charity is encouraging people to not to miss their chance to attend this thought-provoking evening.
Event: A Plastic Ocean film screening
Date: Thursday 6 July
Venue: RNLI College, Poole, BH15 1HZ
Tickets / information: RNLI.org/PlasticOcean
Organised by lifesaving charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as part of their commitment to sustainability, and supported by Transition Town Poole, the evening will include a showing of A Plastic Ocean: We Need a Wave of Change, the award-winning-film about the global issue of plastic waste pollution in seas. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A session with Jo Ruxton, one of the film’s producers.
Tickets are still available for the event and proceeds will be shared between the RNLI and the Plastic Ocean Foundation.
Anna Frizzell, RNLI Sustainability Manager says:
‘Many of our RNLI family live, work and volunteer for us around the coast and have experienced first-hand the increase in plastic waste in our waters. Each year around 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans and estimates state that if we do nothing by 2050 there could be more plastic by weight in the oceans than fish.
‘This enlightening film seeks to challenge society’s perception of plastic as ‘disposable’ and show the everyday choices we can make to change things for the better. The cost of the ticket will be shared between the Plastic Ocean Foundation and the RNLI, so you can book a place knowing your money will go towards making the water a cleaner place and helping people stay safe in it.’
Tickets for the screening can be purchased at RNLI.org/PlasticOcean, costing £7.50 for adult tickets, £4.50 for children and £6.50 for concessions, plus booking fee. Event ticketholders are entitled to a 20% discount at the RNLI College on food and accompanying drinks on the night.
Alongside information from local and national organisations working to protect our seas and environment, materials for the RNLI’s national drowning campaign, Respect the Water will also be presented.
Notes to editors
- For more information about the Plastic Ocean Foundation, please visit https://www.plasticoceans.org/.
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