Creative students fight plastic pollution

Plastic Pollution Awareness

Creative students fight plastic pollution

Plastic pollution awareness raising has been the focus of students during their Access to Creative Industries course this year.

The group have used the very worthy cause throughout their sound production, video production, photography and media sections of their course as they filmed, recorded and covered their visits to Blackness on the River Forth to organise clean-up of the beach.

Their campaign also saw students – Andrew Stevenson (19) from Hallglen, Falkirk, Andrew Kelly (18) from Whitecross, Falkirk, Ben Williamson (19), Fraser Reid (19) and James Johnstone (32) all from Falkirk - exhibit their findings, photographs and course work at special stalls at the Falkirk and Alloa Campus receptions recently and help raise awareness of plastic pollution among their fellow students.

Creative Industries Lecturer John McCall, said: “The students had seen a photograph of a whale washed up on a beach with a load of plastic bags in its stomach and it got them angry. The more they researched, the more astonished they were at the size of the problem on a worldwide scale. I am very proud of the work they have done in both campuses in bringing awareness to their peers.” 

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