Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?
Free movie screening
- Date: 05/11/2017 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
- Location: Central Library Friends Room
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, California 92660
See what happens when Jeb Berrier, a regular American man and soon to be father, makes a pledge to stop using single use plastic bags and more at the grocery store.
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.
Let’s make it a non-plastic water bottle event !
Sponsored by the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Committee, City of Newport Beach, Surfrider Newport Beach Chapter and Help Your Harbor.