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.
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“Written by Michelle Curry Wright and directed by Suzan Beraza, Bag It takes a touch of Michael Moore, a dash of Morgan Spurlock and a substantial dose of Jeb Berrier, the film’s absolutely delightful host, and weaves it all together into a film that gets to the heart and soul of exactly why we Americans need to put an end to our dependence on plastic, a seemingly trivial concoction that is anything but trivial. ” – Richard Propes, The Independent Critic
“[Bag It director Suzan] Beraza and [Bag It host Jeb] Berrier never belabor any particular point; they keep the documentary moving. A key point is that plastic is too often manufactured for a single use. Take home groceries and then throw the bag away. Drink the water then toss the bottle in the bin. Simply calling attention to this notion is an eye-opener.” – Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
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