Community leaders from the East Hampton Litter Committee are hosting a screening of the new, award-winning environmental documentary Bag It at LTV Studios on March 28,2014 at 6:00 PM.
Bag It folloes "everyman" Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into an touching and often flat-out-funny film that investigates plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it.
Entrance into the film is a donation of a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the East Hampton Food Pantry. The East Hampton Litter Committee recognizes the importance of reducing single-use plastic use for the safety of our community and environment. We will not be providing beverages during the film, and ask that you bring your own beverage in a reusable container. Also, we will be selling popcorn, with all proceeds being donated to the Food Pantry.
Screening Date: March 28, 2014
Screening Time: Doors open at 6:00PM, the movie will start at 6:15.
Screening Location: LTV Studios- 75 Industrial Road, Wainscott, NY
Admission/Suggested Donation: Non-perishable food item.
The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about twelve minutes each and throws away 35 billion plastic bottles every year. This single-use mentality has led to the formation of a floating island of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas. In the Atlantic Ocean, researchers estimate 200,000 pieces of debris per square kilometer, comparable to findings in the Pacific, but the exact size of the patch is unknown, as much of it floats beneath the surface. Accumulation of plastic debris is known to be in all the Earth’s oceans; it is a global problem.
This event is open to the public and is suitable for all ages.
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