On Friday 29th March, from 7pm, Transition Woodbridge and Rubbish Walks will be screening Tapped, a documentary that examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution and our reliance on oil.
Directed by Stephanie Soechtig and 76 minutes long, Tapped is an informative and entertaining look at the disturbing history of the bottled water, the damage the industry has done and continues to do to our planet and our bodies.
Tapped investigates all aspects of bottled water: the manufacture of the bottles, where the water comes from, what is really in it, how the extraction has affected local communities and what actually happens to the bottle after we have finished drinking it. Despite being filmed in 2009 in America, we fear little has changed today. In fact, it could be worse.
Tapped looks at the frightening health risks of PET and Bisphenol-A (BPA), two common ingredients in the plastic of water bottles, which independent studies have proven to cause cancer, birth defects, obesity and other horrors.
The film will make you mad and rightly so – this is the feeling we need to inspire change! It highlights how easy it is to stop all this – don’t buy bottled water!
Transition Woodbridge are keen to show the film to as many people as possible, to continue the REFILL campaign we started with Jason Alexander in 2018 - to make Woodbridge & Melton Refill towns and lead the way for Suffolk to become a Refill County.
Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill points on every street and of which we have many in Woodbridge and Melton.
If you run a business in Woodbridge or Melton and would like to join Refill, please do get in touch with us on email@example.com.
The Tapped screening will start at 7.30pm, doors 7pm, at The Longshed, Tidemill Way, Woodbridge. There will be time for a discussion afterwards about local actions and there will be refreshments available for a donation, which will be shared between The Longshed and Transition Woodbridge. We look forward to seeing you there!
Transition Woodbridge is a community-led group that aims to strengthen the local economy, reduce the cost of living and prepare for a future with less oil and a changing climate.
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