International Day of Biodiversity documentary screening

With the International Day of Biodiversity around the corner, Green Drinks Singapore is once again collaborating with Young NTUC to screen an environmental documentary. This one is titled Addicted to Plastic, and looks at our world of plastic products.

According to the film maker, Ian Connacher:

The film details plastic’s path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions – which include plastic made from plants – will provide viewers with a new perspective about our future with plastic.

Details about the screening

 Wednesday, May 19, 2010
 7:30pm – 9:30pm
 NTUC Centre, Room 701
 One Marina Boulevard
Admission Fee:
 $2.50 per person

We hope to see you there! For more information, please email Olivia at

Image courtesy of Cryptic Moth

2 Responses to “International Day of Biodiversity documentary screening”
  1. Henrik says:

    This documentary is really worth watching.

    It’s first when I traveled far abroad, and a watched a documentary like this that I truly realize what is an obvious habit and totally normal to me and all my co-citizens here in Sweden, is something new and strange to most in the world. And those habits I’ve been growing up with, like always bringing back bottles and cans to the reversed vending machine, returning every battery to the local store (as all stores must collect them by law, and now also in every recycling station), and paying 40 cents for a plastic or paper bag, just like buying any item in the store. Or towing your furniture or any other item you want to dispose of to the larger recycling centres, or having it picked up at your home. This is all as normal as as waking up in the morning.

    I can still remember myself as little boy dragging those big bags to the store to recycle the bottles and cans and have the allowance to buy candy for the money I was returned. :)

    Now, over the last 10 years, we are getting used to the habit of food waste collection. That, together with what we flush down the toilet, is what powers our busses here.

    Oh, and should I mention, you don’t find any PC bottles here, as BPA-containing plastic is banned.

    Enjoy the movie!

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