Bag It. Is Your Life Too Plastic?
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?
In this touching, often funny, award-winning film, “everyman” Jeb Berrier embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environ- mentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics.
Locally, plastic bags account for nearly half of all of the trash in the streams leading
to the Anacostia River, according to a new survey conducted by Prince George’s Sierra Club.
The Prince George’s County “bag bill” (PG 402-12), requiring a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags, passed out of the County Delegation on March 2nd by slimmest of margins. Now it’s on to the full House and Senate. Come to the screening to learn how to help promote the bill’s passage and make Prince George’s and the region cleaner and greener!
Prince George’s County Council Members Ingrid M. Turner (D-District 4) & Mary A. Lehman (D-District 1) representing Greenbelt and College Park, respectively, will be on hand to provide an update on the bill’s status, hear from attendees and answer any questions you may have.