USA, 2010, Directed by Susan Beraza, 74 minutes, DVD.
Here in the Monadnock Region, plastic is the most common type of litter found in our parks and conserved lands.
Across the country, Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes – single-use disposable plastic bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away?" Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to wildlife and human health?
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Jeb’s journey in this feature-length, award-winning documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are they made from? What happens to them after they’re discarded?
When Jeb’s explorations take a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it, starting now.
Thurday at 7:00 p.m. only. Free and open to the Public.
This event is part of the Putnam Film event series.
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