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Plastic dumped in oceans is focus of film, free WWU talk

Jo Ruxton, who co-produced an upcoming documentary on plastics in the oceans, will give a free talk Wednesday, June 29, in Wilson Library on the Western Washington University campus.
Jo Ruxton, who co-produced an upcoming documentary on plastics in the oceans, will give a free talk Wednesday, June 29, in Wilson Library on the Western Washington University campus.

A talk featuring filmmaker Jo Ruxton at Western Washington University on Wednesday, June 29, will tackle the issue of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

Ruxton is giving the free talk just a few months ahead of the release of “A Plastic Ocean,” a documentary she produced that aims to shed light on the negative effects of plastic waste in oceans. The 4 p.m. talk will take place at Western Libraries Special Collections, on the sixth floor of Wilson Library.

Ruxton will give an overview of the issue, then show clips from the film. Attendees will learn how to help address plastic pollution, according to the university.

Ruxton is co-founder of the Plastic Oceans Foundation, a U.K.-based charity that brings awareness of plastic pollution.

The event time was corrected June 27.

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