Plastic Paradise

EVERY single piece of plastic that has been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?

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The invention of synthetic plastics created an era of disposable products. Watertight and endlessly malleable, plastic is the perfect invention, yet its miraculous durability is also its curse because it never goes away.

In the early 21st century, rumours about an island of rubbish somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, started to rise. TV host and film maker Angela Sun, decided to investigate. Her journey takes her thousands of miles from human civilization. There, in what should be a remote tropical paradise, she discovers an ecosystem inundated by plastic waste. Exposed to seawater and sunlight, tonnes of discarded plastics are breaking down into smaller fragments resembling food to fish and birds. The images Angela uncovers, combined with evidence from researchers, shows that the truth behind the myth is much worse than imagined.

A growing toxic confetti is transforming the oceans and is also working its way up the food chain that humans depend on. Angela returns from Midway with even more questions. She seeks out scientists and health experts who reveal that chemicals in many of the plastic products we take for granted are harmful.

Angela’s journey is one that everyone living in a disposable society needs to see

This film is suitable for all audiences. Run time: 57 minutes.

This screening will take place at:

St John’s Community Hall, Havelock Road, Southall UB2 4DH

On: Thursday 28th September 2017 at 7pm

Refreshments available.

 

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