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‘TRASHED’ – No place for waste!

Updated: Sep 28, 2018

On Thursday 4th December, Sustainable Merton, in partnership with Merton Council, hosted a screening of award winning ‘docu-feature’ film ‘TRASHED’ at the HMV Curzon, Wimbledon.

Around 65 people came along to find out more about the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as Jeremy Irons travelled around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. Some of the scenes were particularly hard hitting and difficult to watch, reminding us all about the damaging effects our actions are having on future generations. We also heard from individuals who produce almost no waste and are proving that changing the way we live for the good of our environment is not an impossible goal!

One audience member stated that she had never really seen the true extent of the destruction we are causing until now and left the screening realising that there are many simple ways we can all lead more sustainable lives.

Sustainable Merton’s Ruth Baber gave a brief introduction to the work we do and a total of £226 was donated on the night towards the cost of hiring the cinema to show the film, so thank you to all who contributed!

Jane Alexander, Recycling Encouragement Manager for Merton Council, was also present to answer questions about waste/environmental issues in the borough. This sparked a number of short discussions and an important point stated more than once was the need to reduce the amount of waste we are producing to begin with!

We’d also like to say a big thank you to Juliet Boyd (Sustainable Merton) for bringing this film to our attention and for organising the local screening for Merton residents. It was a successful evening and a very thought provoking and inspiring piece!

Find out more about the film at


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