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Join Project Plastic for a screening of the film Bag It on April 25th at 6pm! Tickets are just $8!
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes-single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is "away?" Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but 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? Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society-from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products-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.
Project Plastic is a community led grassroots organization that wants to eliminate single use plastic bags in Fort Collins, CO and made the world a better place. We are building community awareness through tabling, community events such as plogging 'marathons' and movie showings, and talking to business and government officials. The city of Fort Collins alone produces 220 tons of plastic bags that end up in the landfill each year with over five million bags used, being used for an average of twelve minutes. Plastic plays an important role in our lives, but the dangers and the long decay times make single use plastic a menace to our community. Bags, due to their light weight design often blow around our community, ending up in rivers, parks, and trees.