Plastic Pollution and Recycling in Kenya Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Every year 5 to 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans.  Only 5% of plastics are effectively recycled and a third end up in fragile environments.  If these trends continue, there will be more plastic than fish by 2050. The Graduate School of Media and

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November 30, 2017 - 6:00 pm

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November 30, 2017 - 8:00 pm

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GSMC Campus, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Westlands   View map

Every year 5 to 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans.  Only 5% of plastics are effectively recycled and a third end up in fragile environments.  If these trends continue, there will be more plastic than fish by 2050.

The Graduate School of Media and Communications will host the premiere screening of our documentary Plastics are Forever, which examines how flip flops, plastic bottles and nets clutter Kenya’s white sand beaches, and features local efforts to recycle plastic waste and free ensnared marine life. The documentary will open the second season of our documentary series, Giving Nature a Voice, which will be broadcast on NTV beginning in December 2017.

The event will also feature a lively panel discussion that will aim to address:

  • Current state of plastic pollution in Kenya
  • Effect of the plastic bag ban on the environment
  • Future plans to recycle other plastic waste by government, industry and civil society.

Date: Thursday 30th November  2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: GSMC Campus, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Westlands

RSVP Marietta Musyoka on marietta.musyoka@aku.edu by Monday 27th November, 2017 to reserve a seat.

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marietta.musyoka@aku.edu

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