Plastic Pollution
November 27 2011

‘Bag It’ Online Screening This Sunday!

by Bill Hickman

Have you seen the critically acclaimed documentary 'Bag It' yet?  If not, this Sunday is your chance to catch it from the luxury of your own home.  This Sunday December 4th at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST, the Surfrider Foundation is hosting an online screening for the low, low price of $5!  Invite your friends over or gather the family, the film is a great discussion starter.  Along those lines, Surfrider CEO Jim Moriarty will introduce the film and host a q&a after for any questions you may have.  Grab some popcorn, your favorite beverage and enjoy the show!

Click Here to access the online screening.

Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.  The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.

Surfrider recognizes the importance of reducing single-use plastic use for the safety of the marine environment and has developed the Rise Above Plastics program to address the issues through education, awareness and public policy.