A Plastic Ocean

Free Screening At Museum Of The Moving Image

The Community Board 1 Environmental Committee and the Museum of the Moving Image will be hosting an important and educational film screening of A Plastic Ocean (102 mins.).

In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre, researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the latest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain, where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in sea life’s fatty tissues, eventually to be consumed by humans.

CB 1 District Manager Florence Koulouris said, “Our committee would like to share an important message with the residents of our district and beyond. The objective is to educate people on how plastic litter affects the waterways and how a few simple changes may help improve the situation.”

For information about this film, visit www.plasticoceans.org/about-film/

There will be a 1-hour panel discussion immediately following the screening.

The free showing will be on Sunday, November 18, at 11am, no reservations are required, at the Museum of the Moving Image Redstone Theater (36-01 35th Ave., Astoria).

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