Screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ in RAI Theatre inspires 800 filmgoers

The free screening of the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ in the RAI Theatre on Tuesday 16 May had a considerable impact. Over 800 interested people attended the event in Amsterdam and were inspired by learning more about the plastic soup in our oceans.

‘A Plastic Ocean’ is a moving film that confronts viewers with one of the greatest challenges of our times, the plastic soup in the ocean. It takes filmgoers across the world to give them a complete insight into the problem, from the plastic used in take-aways to the plastic which ends up in the stomach of an albatross. Aimed to inspire visitors to change their use of plastic at home and at work, the screening was organised by Plastic Mining Cooperation and facilitated by RAI Amsterdam. Open to all, the film was also supported by ACS audiovisual solutions and Expo Flora.

A film with impact 
Despite the exceptionally good weather outside the screening was attended by over 800 people, many of whom left feedback after seeing the film. No less than 98% of respondents said they were inspired by the film, 99% indicated a determination to take action against the plastic soup in the ocean, and 100% said they would tell others about the film.

Screening for school pupils on 21 June
On Wednesday 21 June there will be another free screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ in the RAI for pupils in their final year of elementary school. Schools can register via

RAI Amsterdam: ‘resource instead of waste’
Recognising that the event industry produces large amounts of waste, RAI Amsterdam applies a zero waste policy, seeing all waste as a resource looking for a new destination. Together with waste processing partner Renewi, 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 which are used within the company itself. The RAI involves the entire chain to inspire 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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