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    • Plastic is EVERYWHERE so… Bag It The Movie
    • Film Summary
      • Plastic is:
        • Mostly single use
        • Impacting marine life and our ocean
        • Impacting human health (BPA, phthalates)
        • Political
      Bag It Trailer
    • Single Use Plastic Use for Minutes, Last for Years
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • So what is the message? Live Simply! Use Less Plastic (it will be here a while)
    • Sources Used
      • Interviews: everyday people and researchers
      • Health trials (doctors): to test BPA and Phthalates in body
      • Statistics
    • Audience Response
      • Feeling alarmed
      • Make simple changes in everyday life
      • Be informed
      • Pass on the information
    • 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.”
    • 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.
    • So was it Effective ?
      • Mostly Yes: individuals who know plastic is a problem are now better informed.
      • The film is both personal and informational.
    • 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?
    • Now What?
      • Our roles as an individual:
      • 1. Be simple and reduce waste.
    • Now what?
    • Now What?
      • 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?
    • Further Research
      • Movie Information:
      • http://www.bagitmovie.com/
      • Plastic Bag Free:
      • http://www.plasticbagfree.com
      • Environmental:
      • www.earth911.com
      • Ocean Health
      • www.surfrider.org
    • Thank you. Reuse. recycle. REDUCE