Single-use-plastics: Albatross documentary is a poetic and beautifully filming of the horrible fate looming over the world’s most loved sea bird – 23rd July 2018

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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.

The documentary film Albatross was shot over years at Midway Island and achieves a gently poetic portrayal of the single-use plastic threat to large sea birds.

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.