A free movie event will be held at the Victa Cinema on Thursday, July 26, at 5pm.
Co-hosted by the South Coast Environment Centre and the Normanville Natural Resources Centre, the movie screening is of the highly acclaimed A Plastic Ocean, which will screen as part of Plastic Free July events to raise awareness of the impact plastics are having on our world.
Other events the group has organised during July include beach clean ups and beeswax wrap making workshops.
There will be some giveaways on the night related to the topic, and also displays by the Rotary Club of Goolwa on what items can be substituted for disposable or single-use plastic items. It should be a great night to generate more knowledge and interest in how every single person can help and make a difference.
A Plastic Ocean is a documentary which investigates the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to the environment, especially marine life.
What starts off as an adventure to film the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, leads to the shocking discovery of a thick layer of plastic debris floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Craig, alongside Tanya Streeter, a world record-breaking free diver and environmental activist, then travel across the globe to report on the havoc caused by decades of plastic use.
The film presents the marine environment in all its beauty. This contrasts with footage of heavily polluted cities and dumps full of plastic rubbish. Throughout the film, experts are interviewed to provide further insight into some of the problems derived from plastic.