One of the most pressing environmental challenges that we are faced with today is marine plastic debris. In 2017, it was estimated that between 1.15 to 2.41 million tonnes of plastic enters the oceans via rivers annually, with peak months being between May and October. The top 20 contributing rivers, which according to the report are mostly found in Asia, contribute around 67% of all plastics flowing into the ocean from rivers around the world.
According to A PLASTIC OCEAN, 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally every year. Half of that plastic is used for disposable items that will only be used once. As a result, more than 8 million tons of discarded plastic ends up in our oceans every single year. Once it is there it doesn’t readily go away.
A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
Plastic Oceans Foundation is a global charitable organisation that aims to change the worlds’ attitude to plastic in a single generation. The organisation aims to limit the demand for non-essential plastic, using the Ocean as a litmus test to monitor the impact of this man-made pollution crisis on human health.
SLO active is a social enterprise dedicated to protecting and cleaning up earth's oceans through selling sustainable luxury oceawear and sharing sales profits with their partner charities. SLO recently published a plastic pollution guide with the mission of raising awareness of the plastic pollution crisis, to educate their community and to encourage others to reduce the usage of single-use plastic. (https://sloactive.com/plastic-pollution/).
Join us for a plastic-free evening of beers, pizza! and A PLASTIC OCEAN!