SKIBBEREEN PLASTICS AWARENESS DAY
Zero waste and Sustainable Skibbereen Saturday 21st September 10am – 4 pm Abbeystewry Hall
• Fionn Ferreiras’ Science project on removing micro plastics from the sea, that won him an international award with Google in California.
• Display of items that we can use to help us reduce waste including a display from Twig in Clonakilty
• Rory Jacksons’ project on collecting plastic on our coasts with Transition year students in Skibbereen community school
• Craft and household items that have been replaced by plastic over the years
• More Clay less plastic – Martha Cashman will display her project which includes ceramic bird feeders • Textiles – the fashion industry and Plastic
• School projects: Rath, and St Patricks NS
•Skibb Tidy Towns
• Recycling – clear guides to what can and cannot be recycled to solve all that confusion and household arguments!
• For Goodness Sake, Maggie’s refill station, showing what you can buy locally to help you on your reduced-plastic journey.
•SOS Fiona Vincent ready to answer questions about the project to keep Skibbereen free of the plastics factory
• Eco-congregations (ecumenical). Information about the churches response to environmental issues.
• Paula Marten: Paula’s feel good positive changes. Ideas for everyone.
11am REDUCING PLASTIC IN THE HOUSE AND IN OUR DAILY LIVES Olive Finn from Twig Reﬁll store in Clonakilty and Alison Roberts from Clonakilty Chocolate will give a talk to give us some ideas and help us all play our part in reducing plastic . Olive has been giving talks on this subject a lot since setting up Twig and last year Alison wrote about her year of taking almost no plastic into the house in West Cork people .
12pm GARDENING WITHOUT PLASTIC A panel of those working in the gardening business will discuss with the audience the challenges facing gardeners and discuss the current situation for recycling plastic from the garden and ways that it can be reduced.
1pm. PLASTIC AND THE SEA. Rory will show a video and talk about his project he has been working on with Transition year project in Skibbereen Community school where he has collected and identiﬁed rubbish on our coasts to see what sources they are coming from.
2.30 – 3.30pm DISCUSSION GROUP FOR BUSINESS OWNERS AND INTERESTED PARTIES Looking at the challenges and solutions facing businesses in trying to reduce the plastics they use. We will have information on the day to share about companies that are offering alternatives and other new ideas. Budding entrepreneurs are especially welcome to pick up ideas.
Check the Sustainable Skibbereen website and Facebook page nearer the date to conﬁrm times.