Have you ever thought about how much plastic our society consumes? 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 epidemic is the focus of an eye-opening documentary film, “Bag It.”
NRCM hosted a free screening of the documentary film, “Bag It,” on Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gem Theater located at 23 Cross Street, Bethel.
This event was free and open to the public. All are welcome.
A local effort is underway in Bethel to reduce plastic bag use in town. This event will serve as a kickoff to that initiative. Please join us to learn how you can get involved.
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes. Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment? “Bag It” follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with a simple question: Are plastic bags really necessary? Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society is made with plastic. 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.
“Bag It” Film Screening
Saturday, July 14, 2018
23 Cross Street, Bethel, ME