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The Nurdle Hunters – Plastic pollution talk and survey

Posted in Events, Research by EcoCentre on October 14th, 2013

19 October , 2013
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

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Since May 2013, a new wave of plastic pollution has been uncovered by Melbourne BayKeeper volunteers in the form of ‘nurdles’. Hundreds of these plastic pre-production pellets have been found regularly on St Kilda Beaches, and more recently, in streams flowing into the Bay.

EcoCentre Director and Port Phillip BayKeeper, Neil Blake, will give a talk about this spreading problem and then lead people on a plastic pollution field survey.

We need ongoing support to measure plastic pollution in the Bay. The aim is to clearly show there’s an ongoing issue and to call on government agencies and plastics manufacturers to be part of the solution.

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre, Cnr Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda (in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens)
Date: Saturday 19 October
Time: 1pm-2.30pm

>>> For More Information and background, visit the BayKeeper website.


Bag It: Appetite for Insight film screening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on December 5th, 2011

12 December , 2011
8:00 pmto9:30 pm

The final Appetite for Insight screening for 2011 & a special event not to be missed!

Watch the trailer.

Special guest speakers:

Tim SilverwoodCo-founder of Take 3 will introduce the film and talk about his trip to the Great Pacific Rubbish Dump, the global perspective and his Clean Beach Initiative.

Neil Blake,“Baykeeper” & Port Phillip EcoCentre Director will share his knowledge on local impacts and how you can take action, such as joining a Coast Walk or Butt Safari.

Join us for a nourishing evening out and share some festive cheer!