Bag It Film Screening

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Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ages: ALL

Fee: FREE

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Angela Andersen, Sustainability Coordinator for Long Beach Township, and Sustainability Intern, Brielle Piterski, will be screening the award winning film Bag It and discussing ways to change how plastics are affecting us.

ABOUT THE FILM

Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? is a 2010 American documentary film exposing the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise, and its effects on land ecosystems, the marine environment and the human body.

Jeb Berrier is exploring the effects of plastic bags, opting to stop using them as his wife enters pregnancy. After conducting research with the help of an environmental scientist, Berrier analyzes environmental problems such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic fragments are found to outnumber plankton 60-to-1, and contributes to around 100,000 marine animal deaths, including birds, every year. He later discovers that plastics contain chemicals such as phalates that can carry adverse effects to newborn babies. Berrier reflects on the rising rates of male infertility and other such as diabetes, obesity and attention deficit disorder, linking it to the ever-present problem of plastics.

REFRESHMENTS * PRIZES * DISCUSSION

Strides toward sustainability:
*Please bring a reusable water bottle (we are not providing single-use disposables)

*Bring plastic bags in exchange for a Long Beach Township reusable carryout bag

SPONSORED BY LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP at the LONG BEACH ISLAND FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS & SCIENCES

 

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