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Plastic Pollution Solutions Screenings & Workshop
June 6, 2020
Zero Waste Victoria present a screening of “The Story of Plastic” by the crew from “The Story of Stuff”, followed by an expert panel empowering action and solutions against plastic pollution.
Joining us will be Fam Charko (Marine biologist, EcoCentre), Heidi Tait (Tangaroa Blue Foundation), Rebecca Prinz-Ruiz (Plastic Free July/Plastic Free Foundation) and Dale Martin (Plastic Bag Free Victoria).
Motivated to take action? Stay for the workshop with Heidi Tait from Tangaroa Blue Foundation as she shows us how to use the Australian Marine Debris Initiative data collection app to contribute to the national marine debris/litter database. Don’t just pick up litter, find out how easy it is to contribute to the collective database so we can stop it at the source!
1:00pm The Story of Plastic Film
2:45pm The Panel + Q&A (live)
3:45pm The Workshop (live)
6:00pm The Story of Plastic Film + links to pre-recorded panel and workshop
The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distils a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being. The Story of Plastic serves as a tool to foster connection, spark dialogue and create action.
Four Zero Waste pioneers and environmental changemakers unite in conversation to share their collective genius on real solutions to the plastic crisis. You’ll hear how these intrepid individuals on the front-lines of plastic pollution use their unique, community based and data driven action to stop waste from the source, and how you can join the movement.
MEET THE PANELISTS
HOST: Anthony Hill, Plastic Pollution Solution
Introducing Anthony Hill – A results focused, ocean loving environmentalist looking to inspire a cultural shift around single-use plastic waste through creative education. Plastic Pollution Solutions was founded to inspire individuals, communities, business, and government to work in harmony to stop plastic pollution at the source. We’re in good hands as Anthony will be hosting The Plastic Solution panel.
Fam Charko, EcoCentre
Meet Fam Charko – marine biologist, global citizen, zero-waste champ, IRL mermaid. Fam leads her army of citizen scientists in researching the health of Melbourne’s big rivers and Port Phillip Bay. Learn about Fam’s fascinating on-ground experience fighting plastic pollution.
Heidi Tait, Tangaroa Blue Foundation
Heidi is the managing director, co-founder and superwoman behind Tangaroa Blue Foundation, whose volunteers have removed an astonishing 14.5 million pieces of marine debris, providing valuable data on the source of marine pollution. Heidi emphasises that “if all we do is clean-up, that’s all we’ll ever do”.
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Plastic Free Foundation/Plastic Free July
A big congratulations to Rebecca and her team for 10 years of Plastic Free July! Rebecca’s iconic movement has inspired over 250 million participants in 177 countries, providing resources on how to swap out single-use plastics for more sustainable options. We love Rebecca’s ethos that small changes make a big difference, hear about how you can combat the plastic crisis alongside Rebecca.
Dale Martin, Plastic Bag Free Victoria
Dale is the co-founder of Plastic Bag Free Victoria, an incredible success story of how banding together can create real change. Dale and his team collected 11,600 physical signatures to bring the single-use plastic bag issue to parliament, finally instating the ban – thanks Dale! Learn more about how to engage your community for environmental regeneration on The Plastic Solution Panel.
Heidi Tait from Tangaroa Blue Foundation shows us how to use the Australian Marine Debris Initiative data collection app to contribute to the national marine debris/litter database. Don’t just pick up litter, find out how easy it is to contribute to the collective database so we can stop it at the source!
Zero Waste Victoria presents the Zero Waste Festival online – a festival of hope, action and regeneration!
Our Zero Waste Festival vision is to connect a community of changemakers who are inspired, passionate and empowered about a waste-free future. We generate inclusive conversations to inspire zero-waste actions.
Zoom instructions will be emailed 1-2 days prior to the event.
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