Sustainable Film Series screening of BAG IT
March 29, 2012
We are pleased to announce and invite all to the next screening in the Sustainable Film Series on Thursday March 29, 2012, at the Sustainability Institute at Molloy, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY 11735. This time out, we are screening the film BAG IT (www.bagitmovie.com) and partnering with Operation SPLASH. (www.operationsplash.net) All are invited with an RSVP on the Facebook event page or by calling 516-678-5000 ext 7562.
Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.
The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about twelve minutes each. This single-use mentality has led to the formation of a floating island of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas.
The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.