Britain’s Biggest Beach Clean

Jeremy Irons is a supporter of Be the Change Books and their efforts to bring awareness to the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans.

He is the narrator of Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark & His Fantastic Friends, which is available on Audible and iTunes .

Jeremy was unable to attend Britain’s Biggest Beach Clean, in Shoreham-By-Sea on 4th March, but please take a look at their video from the event.

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The idea behind the event was to launch the book, Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark, narrated by Jeremy Irons, and also to show the world how powerful we can all be when we come together on the issue of ocean plastic. At the event, Be the Change Books founder, Georgina Stevens talked about how we can all make choices as to where to shop, favouring those companies who do more to use less plastic, and also, as Jeremy is also a fan of, she said people can always leave their plastic at the check-out counter to really make a stand!

Listen to Georgina Stevens chatting to Mark Carter on the BBC Sussex Saturday Breakfast Show about the World’s Biggest Beach Clean.

View the Press Release from 5th March 2018

Coverage of the event from the Shoreham Herald

Visit and like the Be the Change Books Facebook page

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Photo from The Guardian

 

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Jeremy Irons Attends RAW Talks: Plastic

Jeremy Irons was a featured speaker at RAW Talks: Plastic – From Source to Solution, at the Royal Geographic Society in London, on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

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Jeremy Irons at the 2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival

Jeremy Irons attended the 2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, to screen his film Trashed, as the festival’s closing night special presentation.

The screening of Trashed took place on Sunday, November 9, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mahaffey Theater (400 1st St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)

The Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit took place from November 3 – 9, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Jeremy was presented with the Making Waves award, at the festival.

He also attended a Blue Tie party at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, on Saturday 8 November.

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Visit the Blue Ocean website

Visit the Blue Ocean facebook page

Follow @blueoceanfilm on Twitter

Read more about the festival at tampabay.com

Jeremy Irons at ‘Trashed’ Screening in Kingston

Jeremy Irons attended a screening of his film Trashed, at the Tiffin Boys School in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, UK, on Friday 18 October 2013.  He participated in a Q&A session, after the film.

The screening was organised and hosted by Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston.

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Jeremy Irons to attend ‘Trashed’ screening in Kingston, Surrey

Jeremy Irons will be at the Tiffin Boys’ School in Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey,  on Friday 18 October 2013, at 7:30pm, for a special showing of Trashed

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He will be taking questions from the audience after the film.

Address: Tiffin School, Queen Elizabeth Rd, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT2 6RL, United Kingdom

The event will be hosted by north Kingston and Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith.

The event is free but tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To reserve a seat, email zac@zacgoldsmith.com

Read the press release on Zac Goldsmith’s website.

Heal the Bay honors Jeremy Irons at Bring Back the Beach

Heal the Bay honored Jeremy Irons at their 2013 Bring Back the Beach gala, for his contribution to the short film The Majestic Plastic Bag.

Jeremy Irons at New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference

Jeremy Irons was a featured speaker at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference in New York City on Thursday, April 25, 2013.  He was interviewed by New York Times columnist Andrew Revkin about the film Trashed.

The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference featured Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Food Waste Challenge announcement, where the Mayor talked for the first time about the City program with more than 100 restaurants to reduce organic waste sent to landfills; and a talk with Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons on his documentary, “Trashed,” and the steps we can take in our daily lives to reduce waste.

You can watch the entire conference, broken up by panel, on demand at www.NYTEnergyforTomorrow.com.

Visit Andrew Revkin’s Dot Earth blog to see video of Jeremy at the conference and read more from Andrew Revkin.

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Jeremy Irons on BBC News ‘Hard Talk’

Jeremy Irons was a guest on the BBC News programme Hard Talk. The programme first aired on BBC News on April 15, 2013.  Check HERE for iPlayer availability.

Jeremy Irons – Actor and Campaigner

Duration: 30 minutes

Stephen Sackur meets one of Britain’s most successful actors, Jeremy Irons. The Oscar winning performer is best known for his portrayal of troubled, brooding upper class men. He has just finished making a documentary about the potentially devastating impact of the mountains of toxic waste polluting our planet. He is an actor with very strong opinions.

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‘Trashed’ Screenings at Documentary Edge Festival NZ

Trashed will be screened as part of the Documentary Edge Festival in New Zealand.

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Times and locations are as follows:

Sunday 14 April  6:45 pm at the Q Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand  BOOK TICKETS

Friday 19 April 1:15 pm at the Q Theatre in Auckland,New Zealand  BOOK TICKETS

Sunday 12 May 6:30 pm at the Reading Cinemas Courtenay in Wellington, New Zealand

Friday 17 May 1:45 pm at the Reading Cinemas Courtenay in Wellington, New Zealand

 

 

Jeremy Irons to Attend ‘Trashed’ Screening in Brussels, Belgium

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The event:

What: 12.30 Joint press conference by European Commissioner for Environment, Janez Potočnik and Jeremy Irons, Narrator and Executive Producer the documentary film Trashed.

The launch will be followed by the projection of the film Trashed in the European Parliament.

When: Thursday 7th March 2013

Where: Berlaymont Press Room, in Brussels
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The news:

The European Commission is publishing a Green Paper on plastic waste to launch a structured discussion about how to make plastic products more sustainable throughout their life cycle and reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment. The current EU environmental legislation doesn’t specifically address the particular challenges posed by plastic waste. The Green Paper aims to collect facts and stakeholders’ views on the impacts of plastic waste and a way of mitigating them through a European strategy. The consultation consists of 26 questions and will last until end of May 2013. The result will feed into further policy action in 2014 as part of a broader waste policy review, which will look in particular at the existing targets for waste recovery and landfill as well as an ex-post evaluation of five directives covering various waste streams.

The background:

Once in the environment, particularly in the marine environment, plastic waste can persist for hundreds of years. Up to 10 million tons of litter, mostly plastic, end up in the world’s oceans and seas annually, turning them into the world’s biggest plastic dump. The presence of plastic residues, even in the most remote areas of world seas and shores shows that there is a price to pay for unhampered proliferation of plastic waste. Conventional plastic also contains a large number, and sometimes a large proportion of chemical additives which can be carcinogenic, provoke other toxic reactions or act as endocrine disruptors.