‘Plastic Ocean’ Documentary Screening on Oct. 20 

Oct 03, 2018

The Garden Club of Long Beach Island offers a free screening of “A Plastic Ocean” on Saturday, Oct. 20, at noon at the Ship Bottom Firehouse. The documentary, produced by Jo Ruxton, explores the impact of plastics within the world’s oceanic gyres, how the breakdown of plastics affects not only marine life but humans on a global scale, and scientific data regarding plastics and their environmental effects that are difficult to ignore.

Joining Ruxton for the documentary were journalist Craig Leeson, cetacean expert Lindsay Porter, free diving champion Tanya Streeter and marine researcher Bonnie Monteleone.

“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,” states the film’s description on the Plastic Oceans Foundation website. “The organization aims to limit the demand for non-essential plastic, using the ocean as a litmus test to monitor the impact of this man-made pollution crisis on human health.”

“This will be our sixth and final showing of the film for the season,” said Gilliam Rozicer, club publicity director.

She said the screening coincides with a beach sweep in cooperation with Alliance For a Living Ocean.

“We’ll probably be picking up a lot of plastic items on the beach,” said Rozicer.   

For more information, visit thegardencluboflbi.com. E.E.

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