15th February 2018 6:00 pm

Acre Film Club: A Plastic Ocean

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Acre, with support from SYSTEMIQ, is proud to present an Acre Film Club screening of the multi-award winning documentary: A Plastic Ocean.

A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.

The proliferation of plastic products in the last 70 years or so has been extraordinary; they have become part of our everyday life and we now cannot live without them. The world now produces nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which is single use. It is estimated that more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.

“One of the most important films of our time” – David Attenborough


The Facts Are Overwhelming

  • Packaging is the largest end use market segment accounting for just over 40% of total plastic usage.
  • Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.
  • A plastic bag has an average “working life” of 15 minutes.
  • Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.

Beverage Bottles Alone

  • According to the Container Recycling Institute, 100.7 billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, or 315 bottles per person.
  • 57% of those units were plastic water bottles: 57.3 billion sold in 2014. This is up from 3.8 billion plastic water bottles sold in 1996, the earliest year for available data.
  • The process of producing bottled water requires around 6 times as much water per bottle as there is in the container.
  • 14% of all litter comes from beverage containers. When caps and labels are considered, the number is higher.

A Plastic Ocean Panel Discussion

Following the film, we are very pleased to have an exciting Q&A panel discussion featuring:

  • Jo Ruxton, Executive Producer, A Plastic Ocean
  • Hugo Tagholm, CEO, Surfers Against Sewage
  • Jon Khoo, Innovation Partner, Interface
  • Chaired by Axel Threlfall, Editor-at-large, Reuters

If you are interested in attending this exclusive event, please contact Acre’s, Owain Wood. Tickets are strictly limited due to the popularity of our last Acre Film Club Event – Before The Flood.

A Plastic Ocean was produced by the Plastic Oceans Foundation, please consider supporting the amazing work of this charity here. 

Event Details

From: 15th February 2018 6:00 pm    To: 15th February 2018 10:30 pm

 Location: The Curzon Bloomsbury

The Curzon Bloomsbury

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