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Film Premiere: Marine Plastics in Port Phillip Bay

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on October 30th, 2013

4 November , 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Announcing the premiere of a brand new documentary on marine plastics in Port Phillip Bay, produced by an International team of filmmakers in conjunction with Port Phillip BayKeeper.

This documentary is an expose of the extent of plastic pollution in our beloved Port Phillip Bay.

Film synposis: After hearing about expansive amounts of plastic in every major ocean, Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake finds the sands of his local beaches are turning into a kind of micro-plastic confetti. In his journey to measure how far the age of plastics has invaded the bay, Neil discovers a growing community striving to protect Port Phillip’s health for generations to come. 

Please RSVP as light refreshments are provided: www.trybooking.com/DUKJ

Date: Monday 4 November

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start

Venue: Beachcomber Cafe, St Kilda Sea Baths Complex
Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Brought to you by Port Phillip EcoCentre

 

 

 


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.

 


Plasticized: Outdoor film screening

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on January 21st, 2013

28 January , 2013
7:30 pmto11:00 pm

plasticized

Outdoor film screening at the Port Phillip EcoCentre – ‘Plasticized’

A documentary about the massive amounts of unseen plastic pollution in our oceans. An immeasurable amount of plastic pollution of all sizes is floating throughout every major ocean in the world. Aboard the research vessel the Sea Dragon, an intrigued cameraman shares his experience following the 5 Gyres Institute across the South Atlantic on the very first expedition studying the alarming amount of oceanic plastic pollution.

This will be an outdoor movie in the EcoCentre gardens. Please bring along something to sit on. BYO snacks.

When: Monday 28 January, 7.30pm

Where: Port Phillip EcoCentre
55A Blessington Street
(corner of Blessington & Herbert Streets)
St Kilda

Bookings essential, see the Port Phillip EcoCentre website.