Official Launch at Parliament House

‘A Plastic Ocean’ screened at Parliament House in Canberra, on Tuesday the 15th of August, 2017.

Described as “The most important film of our time” by Sir David Attenborough.

This special tri-partisan event supported by the Greens, Liberal and Labour parties on behalf of Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Hon Tony Burke MP and Mr Trent Zimmerman MP will take place at the APH Theatre, on Tuesday 15 August. Commencing at 6 PM with a reception, concluding with Producer Jo Ruxton and featured seabird biologist, Dr Jennifer Lavers, holding a Q&A session.

This screening launched the establishment in Australia of a new NGO, Plastic Oceans Australasia, a branch of the Plastic Oceans Foundation that was first established in the UK and Co-founded by Jo Ruxton. The mission of the foundation is to take the message of the film beyond its release through programs in Education, Science, Policy, Business, and Sustainability.

The Launch began with screenings in Canberra and Melbourne, at Parliament House and several universities around the country, demonstrating the commitment and concern from both the government and members of the public. Each screening was attended by Jo Ruxton who delivered a ‘behind-the- scenes’ presentation along with a Q&A. We invite you to follow our social pages for future events.