Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:00 PM, Monday, July 20, 2020 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Please join us to view and discuss “Bag it: Is Your Life Too Plastic?”  Zero Waste Washington co-hosts with special guest Marisol Diaz to show a short video and talk about her project with Duwamish Youth focusing on microplastics in their lives and community.

What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic’s effects on our oceans, environment, and bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us…and what we can do about it. 

Time: 6:00pm (PT) Screening7:15pm (PT) Discussion
Where: Virtual (via Zoom) Register Now

Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films we screen. Suggestion: $5 Individual, $10 household.


“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: Is your life too plastic?” (54 mins) 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 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. ”

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Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard is a program of Sustainable Ballard.  The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that screens documentaries followed by community discussion. The screenings are intended to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and create positive change.

Special Guests: Zero Waste Washington, Marisol Diaz

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Release Year: 2011

Running Time: 65 min

Director: Suzan Beraza

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