Invitation: Come to a free screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’

RAI Amsterdam draws attention to plastic soup challenges

‘A Plastic Ocean’ is a moving film that confronts viewers with one of the biggest challenges of modern times; the plastic soup in our oceans. To draw attention to this global environmental problem, RAI Amsterdam and the Plastic Mining Cooperation are organising a free screening of the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ on Tuesday 16 May at 19:30… And everyone is invited.

Over the past 70 years, plastic has become an intrinsic part of our lives. Cheap and extremely versatile, it is used in a wide variety of products and we are constantly surrounded by plastic objects. To meet the global demand, over 300 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year and we are living in the ‘Plastic Century’.

This virtually insatiable hunger has a dark side, however. Every year, we dump eight million tonnes of plastic in our oceans with terrible consequences. A large ‘fog’ of plastic is now floating in our oceans, plastic is polluting beaches worldwide, and one in three mammals in the oceans has been entangled in plastic. Every gram of mussels we eat contains plastic, and if we continue on our current path there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.

This insidious global environmental disaster is difficult to grasp for many. Creating awareness is an essential first step towards change – and that is the aim of this film. Watch the movie trailer »

No time to waste!
‘A Plastic Ocean’ takes viewers across the world to give them an overall insight into the plastic problem; from the plastic used for our take-aways to the plastic in the stomach of an albatross. By organising this screening, RAI Amsterdam hopes to inspire visitors to change their use of plastic at home and at work. Everyone is invited. Order your free tickets here »

Resource instead of waste
RAI Amsterdam is well aware that events in the industry also produce large amounts of waste. It therefore applies a zero waste policy, which means that RAI Amsterdam sees waste as a resource looking for a new destination. Together with waste processing partner ICOVA the RAI realises 100% waste recycling in which zero waste is the starting point.

From waste to art, clothing or (bio)fuel, RAI Amsterdam aims to recycle materials as much as possible into new end products to be used within the company itself. The RAI involves the entire chain and inspires as many people as possible to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. It also looks for innovative ways to collect waste or prevent it from leaving the RAI premises.
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