Break Free from Plastic - Skye Climate Action

08 July 2021, Starts: 19:30, Ends: 21:00

Thursday 8 July   7.30 - 9.00    on Zoom

‘The Story of Plastic’, an uncompromising film which several of us were able to view during June, challenged our awareness about plastic pollution at all stages of the plastic life cycle. You can watch a 4-minute animation here.

Our subsequent SCARRR zoom meeting concluded that we must increase efforts to reduce single use plastic, in particular tackling the massive increase in plastic supply resulting from fossil fuels being shifted from the energy sector into plastics production. We agreed that co-ordinated actions on Skye and across a wider area - Highlands, Scotland or even joining global actions – could put more pressure on the plastic suppliers. To this end, SCA has become an associate member of the international group, ‘Break Free From Plastic’. Their website has a wealth of information and resources, so have a browse.

During ‘Plastic-free July’ please join us for our Break Free from Plastic zoom on Thursday 8th July. We’ll hear from Thomas Prentice on approaches to managing waste plastic, Anne MacLennan will talk about impacts of plastic on the climate, and Emma and Amy from the Selkie Collective bring ideas for avoiding plastic use in our daily lives. We'll discuss actions which we can take here in Skye to raise awareness and break free from plastic, and hope to agree plans for action and to investigate joining in with other communities in some activities. Contact Anne for the zoom link.

If you are concerned about plastic, why not take the challenge of pledging to tackle specific aspects of plastic at home and work during July. You can sign up at the Plastic Free July website which has lots of online tips and resources. Let us know how you get on.

All welcome: join the discussion or if you prefer, just sit in and listen.  You can obtain the zoom link from Anne.

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