A Plastic Ocean: screening and debate

To support World Environment Day the IES are hosting a series of film screenings showing the documentary, A Plastic Ocean followed by a panel debate to untangle the plastic issue #BeatPlasticPollution

Plastics in the oceans is the most-talked-about environmental issue of 2018. Progress appears to be being made, with the 5p charge on plastic bags and a proposed ban on plastic straws. But do these neat, plausible and easy solutions match up to the scale of the problem? Are alternatives to plastic likely to cause their own environmental problems in the future? On three consecutive nights in Bristol, London and Edinburgh we will be debating the science behind the headlines and discussing potential solutions, engaging people in a conversation to rethink plastic

Our panellists

  • Jo Ruxton, Co-Founder of Plastic Oceans Foundation
  • Natalie Fee, Founder of City to Sea
  • Stacey Fordham, Co-Founder of Zero Green
  • Susan Jay, Programme Area Manager, Wales Sustainable Resource Management Programme, (WRAP Cymru)

With microplastics recently being reported in Arctic sea ice, it is clear this is a global environmental issue. Without urgent action both the quantity and associated impacts will increase.



Plastics in the oceans is the most-talked-about environmental issue of 2018. Progress appears to be being made, with the 5p charge on plastic bags and a proposed ban on plastic straws. But do these neat, plausible and easy solutions match up to the scale of the problem? Are alternatives to plastic likely to cause their own environmental problems in the future? On three consecutive nights in Bristol, London and Edinburgh we will be debating the science behind the headlines and discussing potential solutions, engaging people in a conversation to rethink plastic


OUR PANELLISTS

  • Jo Ruxton, Co-Founder of Plastic Oceans Foundation
  • Natalie Fee, Founder of City to Sea
  • Stacey Fordham, Co-Founder of Zero Green
  • Susan Jay, Programme Area Manager, Wales Sustainable Resource Management Programme, (WRAP Cymru)

With microplastics recently being reported in Arctic sea ice, it is clear this is a global environmental issue. Without urgent action both the quantity and associated impacts will increase.

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