Doco on oceans of plastic waste

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph
Club manager Gavin Dewhurst.
Camera IconClub manager Gavin Dewhurst.

The Cruising Yacht Club of Western Australia is set to host a special community event on February 28, with a screening of the award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean set shown in association with Sea Shepherd.

The documentary follows journalist Craig Leeson’s search for the elusive blue whale, which sees Leeson discover vast amounts of plastic waste in what should be pristine waters.

He later teams up with a group of international researchers and scientists, travelling to locations across the globe to uncover shocking truths about plastic pollution in our oceans.

The film will be presented at the TCYC on Val Street in Rockingham by co-ordinators from Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign, with a Q&A also set to follow the screening.

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TCYC club manager Gavin Dewhurst said they wanted to invite both members and people from outside the club to come and see what it’s all about.

“When the opportunity came up to team up with Sea Shepherd to educate people a little bit about reducing plastic waste in the ocean, it made sense to educate both our sailors but also to connect back to the community we’ve been a part of for such a long time,” Mr Dewhurst said.

TCYC has been a part of the Rockingham community for more than 60 years.

The screening starts next Wednesday at 7pm, with viewers asked to arrive at 6pm.

Food and drink are available.

For more information or to reserve a ticket to the free event, visit the Cruising Yacht Club of WA on Facebook.

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