Updated: Jun 20
The Highland Climate Festival will celebrate and engage communities throughout the region in climate action. Celebrating the work already existing in our communities, businesses, and public sector, engaging in new activities and with new audiences from engaging in simple actions to sharing more significant work through a series of local in person and regional online events over the period 25th June – 3rd July 2022.
At Green Hive we’re excited to be hosting 3 events during Highland Climate Week 2022 in Nairn.
Full details of all the events we are hosting:
24th June at 6pm - THE RECYCLING MYTH, A FILM DIRECTED BY TOM COSTELLO, PRODUCED BY TRISTAN CHYTROSCHECK.
What really happens to our plastic waste once we put it in the recycling bin?
In the last few years the plastic pollution crisis has become an international scandal. But the plastic packaging industry has declared it knows how to solve the problem: recycling. Increasingly, bottles, boxes and sachets are proudly stamped with the words ‘100% recyclable’ as brands compete to reassure consumers that their packaging purchases are guilt-free. But if recycling is really the solution, why is the world pumping out more virgin plastic than ever before? Could recycling really be the ultimate greenwash? We follow the money into an industry that’s designed to hide the problem rather than solve it.
We track the black-market brokers who hunt for countries to dump our plastic, waste moguls getting rich by burning trash, and the organised criminals for whom waste smuggling is now as lucrative as human trafficking. As we all pick up the bill for a world drowning in plastic, the film asks: who is getting rich?
DIRECTED BY TOM COSTELLO, PRODUCED BY TRISTAN CHYTROSCHECK
Shown with kind permission from www.breakfreefromplastic.org at Green Hive Workshop.
Showing at 6pm Friday 24th June at Green Hive Workshop, 9A2 Balmakeith Industrial Estate, Nairn IV12 5QW.