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Bag It -Documentary Film Showing

posted Dec 18, 2017, 6:40 PM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Dec 18, 2017, 6:40 PM ]


Have you ever thought about how much plastic our society consumes? Scientists predict that by 2050, plastic in the ocean will outweigh fish. Plastic bags, straws, food wrappers, cups, utensils, and other "disposable" single-use plastics made from oil are filling our landfills and polluting our oceans. How can we all take steps in our own lives to reduce our plastic consumption?

This epidiemic is the focus of "Bag It", an eye opening documentary film. Please join us in Waterville for a free screening on Tuesday, December 19th from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Waterville High School. Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

NRCM and Sustain Mid Maine are working together to ban plastic shopping bags at stores in Waterville that sell food. A dozen Maine towns have already banned or placed a five cent fee on plastic bags. 

"Bag It" follows Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastic. Jeb's journey starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded?

He 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.

Please join us in Waterville for a free screening of "Bag It" on Tuesday, December 19th from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Waterville High School. Free and open to the public. All are welcome. I hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Todd Martin
NRCM Outreach Coordinator