NRCM Sustainable Maine Project Director Sarah Lakeman was the featured speaker following a screening of the film, “A Plastic Ocean,” on Saturday, June 23 on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
Screening of “A Plastic Ocean”
Saturday, June 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Atlantic Standard Time)
Welshpool Hall, 11 Welshpool Wharf Road
Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
EcoSattvas DownEast sponsored this free screening of a 22-minute educational version of the film “A Plastic Ocean,” an adventure film in which searchers for the elusive blue whale find instead oceans filled with plastic waste. Incredibly captivating, beautiful and moving, the film rethinks our everyday use of plastics — from shopping bags, straws and plastic tableware to food containers. Over time, most of this plastic breaks down into tiny pieces invisible to the naked eye, which are consumed by marine wildlife and contaminate the food we eat. These microplastics pose a serious risk to ocean and human health, from the Pacific coast to the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy.
Following the film, Sarah and others discussed causes and practical ways to reduce ocean plastic pollution.