Puzzled By Plastics

Puzzled By Plastics Event

On 14th March the CPPC will be taking part in a multi-agency ‘Puzzled By Plastics’ event to highlight the effects of plastic in our lives, and in our environment. The Puzzled by Plastics is a free, fun, family-friendly day.

There will be activities, science experiments, displays, games, demonstrations and information. There will also be a special display of the 1997 container spill Lego which is being found by our members.

Tokio Express Disaster

On 13th February 1997, the Tokio Express container ship was hit by a massive wave about 20 miles from Land’s End. Consequently she tilted more than 45 degrees and lost 62 containers overboard. One of those containers was full of of Lego, 4.8 million pieces of sea life Lego!.

Those Lego pieces are still being picked up today by our volunteer beach cleaners. This is a sobering reminder of the enduring nature of plastics in our environment.

Lego Sealife
Lego Sealife

About the Puzzled By Plastic Event

The event is a free, fun, family-friendly day with activities, displays, demonstrations and information about plastic pollution, recycling, wildlife impact and lots more.

There will be local experts including; Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition, Cornwall Seal Gp & Research Trust, British Divers Marine Life Rescue Team, Clean Cornwall, Pendeen School, Plastic Free St Just, BIFFA, and Cornwall Council.

You will be able to see displays of beach-combed Lego from the 1997 container spill found on our beaches. Or  you can watch how marine medics rescue entangled seal pups from around our coast. Also, find out how you can recycle plastics and what you can’t!

Lego Sealife Display
Lego Sealife Display

Entry to the event is FREE, and light refreshments will be available all day.

There is plenty of on-street parking.

For further information check out the Centre of Pendeen FB page, or website events section.

Puzzled by Plastics Event 2020
Puzzled by Plastics Event 2020