A Plastic Ocean - Film Screening

The Dartmouth Food Festival in association with the local branch of the Marine Conservation Society and The Venus Company is pleased to host a special screening of "A Plastic Ocean" to raise awareness of its commitment in steps to becoming a plastic free festival.

We are delighted to welcome Sir Geoffrey Newman (past chair of MCS) and Matt Harvey (British humourist, performance poet and author) as speakers beforehand. Complimentary canapes in the foyer courtesy of Bayards Cove Inn and a chance to gather information on this subject from a number of local societies.

£10 per person.

7pm - 9.30pm. Meet at the Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND.

Further information

More than 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year and a piece of plastic takes 500 years before it completely degrades. This all risks marine life and is finding its way into our food chain with serious consequences.

The Dartmouth Food Festival takes place on the banks of the River Dart, which flows into one of the busiest waterways of the world and we are playing our part in tackling the growing environmental crisis caused by unwanted plastics. The Festival is and has always been, committed to responsible food sourcing, reducing food miles and maintaining welfare standards. This year, we are striving further still to increase our sustainability and beginning the journey to becoming part of the solution and not a part of the problem.

This year, the Festival will be reducing single use plastics and moving towards 100% use of compostable cutlery, cups, plates and packaging. This will allow us to dispose of the inevitable food waste together with what we eat it with and from, in a greener way!

So the decision to screen A Plastic Ocean is a natural one as it brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. The film shares the journey of an international team who travel the globe to uncover the truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.

All profits from this event will be split between the Dartmouth Food Festival and the local branch of the Marine Conservation Society.

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