Monday, February 13, 2012

Let's Go See a Movie About Plastic Bags

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection is hosting a free screening of the documentary Bag It on Saturday, February 18th from 10 to 1:45am at the Loft Cinema. Since the City of Tucson has had some discussion about banning plastic bags or trying to find a way to reduce the number used in the city via a tax, this might be an interesting opportunity to think about what we're carrying our stuff in. Plus, it's free.

From the press release:


This gripping, funny, and intelligent film follows “everyman” 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 plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? What he learns is quite shocking and eventually leads to a more thorough investigation of disposable plastics in general.

This film event will feature a Call-to-Action for participants to encourage our community leaders to legislate the consumption of fewer disposable bags. That the City of Tucson is discussing the possibility of such a forward-thinking measure presents a great opportunity for this community to combat a major environmental problem.

For more information about the event, please email bagittucson@gmail.com or join in the discussion online at http://facebook.com/bagittucson.

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