A Plastic Ocean screening in Parksville

A Plastic Ocean uncovers the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the oceans’ surface

Communities Protecting Our Coast (CPOC) will be presenting A Plastic Ocean at the Knox United Church in Parksville on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 1:30 p.m. The moderator and host will be Arthur Black, Canadian humourist, columnist and CBC radio personality. The film will be followed by a discussion with Emma Langdon, executive director of Plastic Oceans Foundation.

A Plastic Ocean uncovers the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the oceans’ surface. More than eight million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans each year.

This award-winning documentary shows the devastating effects of our disposable lifestyle on marine life and the consequences for human health.

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world, documenting the global effects of plastic pollution and introducing workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.

— Submitted by S. Plumber