May Free Movie & Discussion: “Bag It”

We’re Drowning in a Sea of Plastic!!

"Bag It" the Movie

What: A free screening of the movie “Bag It” followed by conversation
When: Monday, May 16th, 7-9pm
Where: Sherrill Hall, St. Paul’s Church (side rear entrance), 39 East Central Street, Natick, MA
Sponsored by: Occupy Natick
What Else: Lots of street and municipal parking.  Light refreshments. Enlightened company.

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes—single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health?

Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but
an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded?

Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society—from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products—is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb’s journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it.Today. Right now. [Source]

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Further Reading

Read about the politics of plastic bags

Read about single-use disposables

Read about waste & recycling

Read about ocean health & marine debris

Read about plastic’s dangers to human health


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