The Story of Plastic online screening

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This Plastic Free July, take the challenge to Break Free from Plastic! Watch The Story Of Plastics then join our panel of experts to talk plastics.

THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing.

Step 1:

RSVP to the event and the movie link will be emailed to you before the panel. Watch at your leisure. There are limited number of times the link can be viewed so please only play it once.

Step 2:

Join our panel of experts on Thursday 30 July at 7:30 pm using the link in the confirmation email. Send us your questions beforehand:

Heidi Taylor- Tangaroa Blue Foundation Co-founder and Managing Director

Heidi’s love for the ocean comes from 20 years as a scuba diving instructor.

In 2004 Heidi co-founded the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) as a way of not only removing the ever-increasing loads of rubbish in our oceans, but more importantly finding ways that prevented marine debris from being released in the first place. Her mantra is “if all we do is clean-up, that’s all we’ll ever do”.

Heidi has been recognized for her work, being awarded the Australian Coastal Custodian of the Year 2005 and most recently, Heidi was named one of the “18 Most Influential Women in Ocean Conservation” in the July 2018 edition of Ocean Geographic.

Mandy Robertson, Dolphin Research Institute Education Director

Mandy grew up in the North of England and studied Microbiology at University. In 2007, she migrated to Australia with her partner and young son and started her journey as a marine conservation educator with Clean Ocean Foundation before joining the Dolphin Research Institute as Education Director. Mandy delivers an innovative leadership program with almost 100 primary schools across the region, including many on the Mornington Peninsula. Working with the students is one of the best parts of her job and she’s proud of the impact our program is making for a better future.

Birte Moliere, SEED. Sustainable Solutions owner and Waste Wise Peninsula co-founder. 

Growing up in Germany, Birte was exposed to an eco-conscious society from an early age. She’s always worked in the sustainability sector and has spent many years working with ecotourism businesses, not-for-profits and protected area management agencies in Australia and abroad.

When Birte moved to the Mornington Peninsula a few years ago, she was shocked to see the level of plastic pollution and the huge amount of waste we are sending to landfill. She felt that she needed to do more to help leave the Pen in the best shape possible for her young boys and generations to come. 

‘Waste Wise Peninsula’ leads education and advocacy programs designed to reimagine the Peninsula without waste, including an exciting new ‘waste wise’ campaign launching over the coming months with funding provided by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Step 3:

Complete the The Story of Plastic survey. The survey link will be emailed after the panel discussion.




  • Thursday, 30 July 2020 | 07:30 PM - 08:15 PM


Online, 90 Besgrove St,  3939  View Map

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