Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada to participate in the screening of “A Plastic Ocean” with Ridge Meadows Recycling Society – www.rmrecycling.org Monday, October 15 at 7pm at the Maple Ridge Council Chambers – 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC
The event will be recognizing Waste Reduction Week in Canada – https://wrwcanada.com/en
This #PlasticFreeJuly, pledge to see plastic for what it is: nearly-indestructible, highly polluted and far from disposable.
The bodies of our smartphones, the synthetics in our clothing, the pieces of our furniture and nearly every aspect of our lives today are linked by this common denominator: plastics. Answering global demands for convenience and access, especially in the industries of food and medicine, plastic has allowed for innovations that bring more products to more people than ever before.
My name is Tim Stephenson. I teach science in the Vancouver area. I have started a strong plastic pollution awareness program at my school.
There is clearly an issue that is trending all over the world…plastic pollution. Where I live in the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver just this year is now banning plastic straws, putting a fee on plastic bags and ramping up the recycling of single use plastics. The adage that by 2050, plastic in the oceans will outnumber the fish is as commonly heard an expression as ever.
Canada has embraced the global #awaveofchange campaign following the successful launch of the Federally Incorporated Canadian Not for Profit branch of Plastic Oceans Foundation (POF Canada) alongside the premiere of A Plastic Ocean in Vancouver on 19th January. At POF Canada, we have been working to connect with all the organisations and individuals across Canada that participated in or have upcoming screenings of the film, across the country, from Vancouver through to Halifax and Quebec.
- Plastic Oceans Canada adds Ocean Champions “A Journey into Seas of Plastic” as an education resource on its website.
- Plastic Oceans Canada to participate in Bea Johnson – Zero Waste Talk hosted by The The Soap Dispensary and Kitchen Staples
- Guest post from Tom Szaky – Waste Reduction Week
- Plastic Oceans to participate in a screening of “A Plastic Ocean” with Ridge Meadows Recycling Society
- We welcome the following new additions to our team