In recognition of Earth Day 2019, Unity of Fairfax’s EarthCare Ministry is calling attention the overuse of plastic with a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary “Bag It”.
“Bag It” follows everyman Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers, and ultimately human health.
The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about twelve minutes each. 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.
The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity, and infertility.
Please join us for this free movie screening and learn about how you can reduce your use of plastic.