Waste is a dirty topic, but the solutions start with us! Synergy Sustainability Institute (our parent non-profit) is hosting a film screening that will launch Project ZERO, with a long-term goal of Zero Waste on Vancouver Island. On Friday, April 13th join us at the Vic Theatre for a film screening of Plastic China, followed by a discussion panel exploring ways that we can all have in impact on waste reduction on a local scale. Our panelists include the City of Victoria, reFUSE Resource Recovery, and West Coast Refill.
Let's fill the room with movers n' shakers who want to see Vancouver Island continue to shift towards a more sustainable future! Get your tickets here.
Tickets are only $10, and snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6pm, and film screening begins at 6:30pm.
About Plastic China
China is by far the world’s greatest plastic importer. Every year, developed countries from around the world send China ten million tons of plastic waste. While we’ve all heard about the environmental toll this takes, it’s not often we hear about the human toll. Chinese filmmaker Wang Jiuliang’s PLASTIC CHINA shows the brutal reality of working Chinese families whose lives revolve around manually “recycling” plastic waste in scrappy workshops.
The film's main character is an unschooled 11-year-old girl Yi-Jie, she's a truly global child who learns the world through the United Nations of Wastes while working with her YI minority parents in this recycle workshop thousand miles away from their mountain village home town. Going to school is all she longs for. The film explores how these wastes are recycled by the bare hands of families, and discovers their dilemma and choices of suffering irreversible damages on life just to make a living. It also observes that the world is flat and issues don't go away by changing time and location - we're all in this together.
We can't wait to see you there!