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Film Screening: A Plastic Ocean

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The Verge @ thebridge, #01-03, 2 Science Park Drive

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Plastic is indestructible. Today, we produce more than 300 million tons of plastic per year, and more than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year! To raise awareness on plastic pollution, thebridge is working with NParks to bring a free screening of documentary film "A Plastic Ocean" to our space in conjunction with World Environment Day this month.

The film will run for 100 mins. After which, join us for an exclusive post-screening discussion with Karenne Tun (Director, Coastal and Marine, National Biodiversity Centre).

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More on the film here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5203824/

A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and are eventually consumed by us.
  • Producer Jo Ruxton joined an expedition to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre, 1500 miles off the coast of San Francisco, to ascertain its impact. When the expedition discovered free-floating microplastics instead of an anticipated solid mass that could be contained, Jo knew she had to begin the film
  • that would become A Plastic Ocean.
  • Jo had worked for the WWF International in Hong Kong and partnered with director and journalist Craig Leeson. Their first collaboration was on a documentary about endangered Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong.
  • Jo and Craig brought on Dr. Lindsay Porter, an expert in cetaceans (whales and dolphins).
  • Together they contacted the world’s experts to see what was known about plastic pollution in the gyres.
  • The team expanded to include Dr. Bonnie Monteleone who had already found microplastics in other gyres she had investigated. She joined the expedition to the South Pacific gyre.
  • With new information emerging about the extent of the issue in each of the Ocean gyres, free diving champion Tanya Streeter joined the team. Together they set off on what would be a four-year global odyssey to explore the issue of plastics in our oceans and its effect on marine ecosystems and human health, including endocrine disruption.
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