An animated short film featuring characters from kids TV show Bottle Island is highlighting the importance of combating plastic pollution, which ties in with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day.
Bottle Island follows a group of quirky friends as they work together to save their home, Bottle Island, from the rubbish that washes up on the shore. Through their eco-adventures, the characters discover the wonders and perils of the world around them.
The storyline of the Bottle Island series fits in seamlessly with the call to “Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme of World Environment Day 2018 which runs on 5 June.
Using characters from the series, the World Environment Day special aims to highlight everyday ways in which kids can stop plastic pollution around the world.
This year’s World Environment Day theme urges governments, communities and individuals to unite and reduce the amount of single-use plastics in our world.
Plastic Pollution is one of the biggest environmental concerns facing the world today, with plastic accounting for 10% of all of waste.
Animation studio LoveLove Films created Bottle Island based on their own experiences with litter pollution and its impact on the iconic beaches near their offices in Bournemouth, UK. Every year, the aftermath of over 3.5 million people flocking to the beach during the summer months can be seen as the natural coastline is covered in litter, much of which consists of single-use, non-biodegradable plastics.
World Environment Day is a yearly celebration of the environment which originally began back in 1972. The event is celebrated by thousands of communities worldwide with the aim of encouraging global action to protect the planet and take ownership of their environment.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea