A special screening of a documentary on plastic pollution will be screened at Regal Cinema Redruth, with all proceeds being donated to Surfers Against Sewage.

The film follows journalist Craig Leeson and free diver Tanya Streeter as they travel around the world trying to find solutions to the problem of sea pollution.

Geoff Greaves, Managing Director of Merlin Cinemas, said: “I am pleased that important environmental issues, such as plastic pollution, are finally receiving the attention and exposure that they deserve.

"Merlin Cinemas are committed to helping provide a public platform to increase awareness of these issues, as well as taking a responsible approach to the way we operate our own business. Living in an especially beautiful part of the world, we are happy to support and recognise SAS for the very valuable work they do”

A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

The film has won multiple awards and has been screened in over 60 countries and on six continents.

Tickets can be booked at merlincinemas.co.uk.