Did you know that single-use plastic bags are the fourth most commonly littered type of single-use plastic? That is why 22 towns in Maine have ordinances to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags, and the State of Maine is considering legislation to reduce plastic bags statewide.
Plastic bags and other “disposable” single-use plastics are littering our neighborhoods, polluting our oceans, and causing severe losses in our municipal recycling programs, where bags tangle equipment and cause shut-downs. We can all take steps in our own lives to reduce our plastic consumption.
The Natural Resources Council, Lakes Environmental Association, and Environmental Studies students from St. Joseph’s College hosted a free screening of the eye-opening documentary film, “Bag It”.
- When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm.
- Where: St. Joseph’s Alfond Hall, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish
“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. His 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 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.