PLASTIC CUP – Filmjungle’s international initiative to clean the river Tisza.
The aim of the PLASTIC Cup is to direct public attention towards the Tisza river in Eastern Europe where pollution have grown too big for us to ignore. The source of the pollution is the great annual plastic bottle flood which brings tons of domestic garbage – mainly bottles and plastic bags – from upstream regions in Ukraine and Romania. Each spring, the pollution wave sweeps across the river and finally deposited in the floodplain forests along the shoreline of Slovakia and Hungary. By now at certain spots piles of plastic can reach several meters in height. After the great cyanide flood of year 2000 the Tisza had hardly recovered and still, it’s being severely polluted. When seeing this, environmental filmmakers from Filmjungle Society (Hungary) launched the PLASTIC Cup initiative (the initiative is locally called PET Kupa). With the strong support of local communities, the PLASTIC Cup starts with organized collections of plastic bottles and other items of plastic: continues with a boat-building competition where plastic bottle boats are built from the garbage: and ends in a long-distance boat-race on the river. At the end of the boat-race the winner was given the prestigious PLASTIC Cup made of – what else? – garbage from the river. Boats were then recycled, just as the loads of plastic collected during the race. Since its launch, the PLASTIC Cup removed tons of garbage from the river and became an internationally recognized environmental initiative. Find out more.
POPULAR SCIENCE VIDEO WORKSHOP – Filmjungle’s intensive training for scientists open to new ways of scientific communication
Are you working in science? Have some interesting results ready for publishing? Increase your impact by creating interesting popular science videos, also known as ‘video abstracts‘ about your research! We will guide you through the whole thing, step by step. The Popular Science Video Workshop is developed by filmmakers and scientists to provide a quick and easy protocol for researchers to create a video abstract for their scientific publications. Available as a 1-day workshop, university seminar and/or as a webinar (in-preparation) this special, intensive and innovative training teaches actively publishing scientists how to turn their research results into an exciting short scientific video. Join the ever growing club of PopSci People by making a video abstract of your own! Find out more.