The Randwick-Botany Greens thank NSW Greens MP Justin Field and Greens Federal Senator Peter Whish-Wilson for jointly hosting the special Plastic Free July screening of the Albatross documentary at the Randwick Ritz Cinema on 4 July 2018.
This stylistic and poetically shot film gently shows the disaster slowly descending on the breeding cycle of the Albatross.
Mr Justin Field said shortly before the viewing: “I’ve recently returned from Lord Howe Island where baby flesh-footed shearwater birds are being mistakenly fed our plastic waste by their parents, leading to developmental problems and the death of many juveniles.”
Senator Whish-Wilson said at the time: “Despite great commitment and action from communities, the NSW government lags behind other Australian states and territories in its ambition for initiatives to reduce plastic pollution”
The Senator highlighted the lack of awareness of the single use plastic issue politically isolates NSW. He said
“NSW is the only Australian state or territory without a commitment to ban single-use plastic. It also risks being left further behind as countries such as Britain, the Netherlands and Canada up the purpose and targets of their plastic policies and programs.”
Despite the lack of NSW state action our area is doing its bit on a local level.
Last month Green Mayor Lindsay Shurey banned the use of single use plastics by Randwick City Council.
Let’s make it party over for all single-use plastics! It’s great to see the big corporates getting on board, but Governments need to step up to protect the oceans and marine life. https://t.co/mCYpaDPKaM
— Justin Field MLC (@justinrfield) July 22, 2018