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Close-up photo of microplastic pieces with two fingers for scale.

Beeswax Food Wrapper “Make & Take” with Film Screening

In celebration of Microplastics Awareness Month (September), UF/IFAS Extension Polk County’s Natural Resources program is excited to announce a new event with DIY Beeswax Food Wrappers!

Join us for a film screening of “Smog of the Sea” and a DIY Beeswax Food Wrapper “Make & Take” project.

Beeswax food wrappers can help reduce your use of plastic by replacing plastic clingwrap for bowl covers, sandwich wrappings, and more. After the screening, participants will engage in a discussion about the role single-use plastics have in our lives and brainstorm some ways we can reduce our dependence on them.

  • When: Tuesday, September 18, from 5:30 – 7PM
  • Where: UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, Brenneman Auditorium
  • Cost: $13.50 per adult + Eventbrite’s fee, youth attending with an adult are free of charge.

Eventbrite - Beeswax Food Wrapper "Make & Take" with Film Screening

Participants will see a film screening of Smog of the Sea (~30 minutes) and then discuss how microplastics affect freshwater ecosystems. We will discuss ways of reducing our contributions to the plastic pollution issue and how to substitute more durable goods for our use of disposable plastics.

Each participant will get to take home two beeswax wrappers. Two sizes will be available, 8x8inches and 10×10 inches, and each participant will get one of each.

Youth under the age of 16 years old, attending participating with a paying adult, may participate at no additional cost. Youth will not be able to make their own beeswax wrappers. Family groups with will get two beeswax wrappers per paying adult.

To learn more about the event, please follow the link to the event’s main page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beeswax-food-wrapper-make-take-with-film-screening-tickets-48955050875

You can see a film trailer for the documentary here: https://youtu.be/jXURG3meS-Q 

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