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Second chance to see ground-breaking film ‘A Plastic Ocean’

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Following the success of the showing of the award-winning film, ‘A Plastic Ocean’ at the town hall, Frome Town Council will put on two further viewings on the 6th June at 12.30pm and at 7.30pm.

Cllr Peter Macfadyen said, ‘There is increasing concern about the amount of plastic in our environment and it seems that one showing just wasn’t enough.  This film not only explores this impact, but also inspires action.”

In the centre of the Pacific Ocean researchers found more plastic than plankton and ‘A Plastic Ocean’ documents the latest science; proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, are ingested by sea creatures and birds and their young, often fatally.

“When plastics break up into small particulates they 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.”

David Attenborough said, “This is without a doubt one of the most important films of our time and everyone needs to see it.”  This hard-hitting film, winner of 14 film festival awards, was shot across 20 locations and uncovers the harrowing state of pollution in our ecosystems. It is visually arresting and has the potential to inspire and provoke real and lasting change locally and globally.

The campaigners also plan to screen the film widely to other towns, cities and villages, to raise awareness and inspire action in communities and schools.

To book a free place at the screening on 6th June at 12.30pm or 730pm, visit: www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/plastic-free

A community Plastic Free Frome meeting will take place on Tuesday 8th May at Frome Town Hall at 7.30pm. It is open to anyone who wants to help plan how to reduce plastic waste in Frome.

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