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  • 1. Plastic is EVERYWHERE so… Bag It The Movie BAG IT
  • 2. Film Summary • Plastic is: – Mostly single use – Impacting marine life and our ocean – Impacting human health (BPA, phthalates) – Political Bag It Trailer
  • 3. Single Use Plastic Use for Minutes, Last for Years
  • 4. Marine life and our ocean -Plastic pieces out-number food for marine life -80% of trash from land ends up in the ocean -Over 260 species are affected "The ocean is the blue heart of the planet, we should take care of our heart." Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer
  • 5. Our Health In the US a chemical has to be proven harmful before it’s NOT sold to the public. BPA and phthalates are found in plastic. Can cause (to name only a few): -various cancers -infertility -heart disease
  • 6. Plastic Gets Political 102 cities and countries have banned plastic bags These include: -Germany, South Africa, India, South Korea and Australia This does not include: -The United States
  • 7. So what is the message? Live Simply! Use Less Plastic (it will be here a while)
  • 8. Sources Used • Interviews: everyday people and researchers • Health trials (doctors): to test BPA and Phthalates in body • Statistics
  • 9. Audience Response • Feeling alarmed • Make simple changes in everyday life • Be informed • Pass on the information
  • 10. What are viewers saying? • "A powerful and deceptively simple movie that is sure to change the way you look at every day objects. I didn't expect a movie about plastic bags to change my life in such a deep and profound way.” • “Gripping, funny, intelligent and sure to change your life.” • “See BAG IT – and Bag all of the useless, toxic and ugly plastic cluttering up YOUR life.”
  • 11. So was it Effective? Partly No: individuals who do not see plastic as a problem are not drawn to see Bag It in the first place.
  • 12. So was it Effective? Mostly Yes: individuals who know plastic is a problem are now better informed. The film is both personal and informational.
  • 13. Post film questions: How long does it take for a plastic bag to decompose? What type of plastic is actually recycled? What are the steps to banning plastic bags?
  • 14. Now What? Our roles as an individual: 1. Be simple and reduce waste.
  • 15. Now what? 2. Stay away from single use plastic products.
  • 16. Now What? 3. Be informed and smart about decision making. Choose to use your brain!
  • 17. • If the Unites States is supposed to be a global leader, why haven’t we banned plastic bags? • Why do we continue to use harmful chemicals that impact our health and the health of our children both born and unborn?
  • 18. Further Research Movie Information: Plastic Bag Free: Environmental: Ocean Health
  • 19. Thank you. Reuse. recycle. REDUCE