Trashed: incinerator campaigners stage free screening

TRASHED_MOVIE_POSTER_A3_WEB_V3The Stop the Incinerator Campaign, the Sutton and Croydon group opposed to the £1billion scheme to burn rubbish for profit planned for Beddington Lane, is staging a free screening of Trashed – No Place for Waste, the award-winning documentary.

The film received a special showing at the Cannes Festival; a Blenheim Films production, produced and directed by British filmmaker Candida Brady, featuring an original score by Vangelis, it is presented by Jeremy Irons and follows him as he sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem.

According to a review in the Los Angeles Times, “The world is in a heap of trouble – make that heaps: giant, toxic mountains of garbage that endanger our oceans, marine life, the atmosphere and humanity in general – without an end in sight. That is, unless citizens, industry and governments get deadly serious about such solutions as mass recycling, composting, plastics reduction and more.”

The film will be shown in the Maple Room at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on Friday March 8. Doors open 7pm. There will be a discussion after the 90-minute film.

The film does have some harrowing scenes of children with deformities from exposure to dioxins, and so may not be suitable viewing for children.

For more on the film, visit

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