Monday, 8 October 2018

Compostables as alternatives to single-use plastics > talk in Lyme Regis > Tuesday 9th October

We need to do something about plastic:
Futures Forum: Drowning in Plastic @ BBC One > "This documentary is a must-watch, because it’s only if we raise awareness, tell our friends and spread the message that humanity will really have a chance at saving our oceans."

And something we can do is ask manufacturers to come up with a better product:
Futures Forum: Turning the Tide on Plastic > "It's an eco-nightmare and a tired, old technology: surely it’s not beyond the wit of science to give us a hi-tech green alternative."

Which is what they're looking at in Lyme tomorrow night:

NEXT WEEK’S MEETING – Tuesday, October 9th
Compostables:  Are they the answer?
Next Tuesday, 9th October,  Blue Room, Royal Lion Hotel, Broad Street, Lyme Regis

7.15 for 7.30pmMark Foxhall will talk about compostables as alternatives to single-use plastics. While we strive to find ways around our plastic addiction, biodegradables may seem an obvious choice. But on closer investigation, they too may have a negative impact on our environment.   Mark will give a presentation to share his knowledge of the subject and lead a discussion.  All are welcome.

Wednesday, October 17th

Inspiration to protect our oceans   
Marine Theatre – 7.00pm
Tickets from Lyme Regis TIC (01297 442138) or online from the Marine Theatre website

We are fortunate to have this event here on our doorstep!   Through film, talks, facts, and discussion 4 speakers will share how they have observed, recorded, advised, and broadcast the effects of plastic, climate change, over-fishing and pollution on our seas. Hear and see what they have done to change attitudes and the actions they’ve taken. Lyme Regis sits overlooking Lyme Bay – there is a wealth of sea-life and wonders on its doorstep. Find out how you can help preserve it for future generations.

Marine Conservation: our shore and sea need protecting both locally and globally - come and see what we have & how it's being achieved. Plastic Free Lyme Regis will be there with tips for reducing the plastic that we use.


- the founder of Just One Ocean, an environmentalist, media diving specialist, cameraman and ocean plastic consultant. David has worked with David Attenborough, Bear Grylls and Ben Fogle. His work includes the award winning documentary film A Plastic Ocean and for the BBC.
WILLIAM THOMPSON - an explorer, paddle boarder, graphic artist, mapmaker, and author of The Book of Tides, The World of Tides and Tide Walker. William has featured in The Daily Telegraph, on the BBC, and in The Scotsman.
MORVEN ROBERTSON- a UK Project Manager at Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve facilitated by the Blue Marine Foundation. Morven works with locals, fisherman, and organisations caring for the sea.
ANNE BAKER - Scientist, Educator and Ocean Advocate. In 2014, with other scientists, Anne took part in eXXpedition gaining first hand observation of the significant challenge of ocean plastic pollution seen whilst sailing across the Atlantic and around the British Coast. She developed an in-depth understanding of the impact of plastic on our planet, the oceans, and our health.  She gave such an inspiring talk at Eva Fahle Clout’s art exhibition in June and we are pleased she returns to Lyme for this evening.Booking now will ensure your seat at this inspiring event ! 

Artwork will be on display from our day at Carnival in August.   So many children and parents and friends had a creative time making ‘Windows on The Sea’


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