Did you know that 60,000 plastic bags are used every 5 minutes in the US?
Where do they go after we’ve used them, on average for 12 minutes? Do they just “go away”?
Please join the conversation on single use plastic at the Wilkins School Community Center on Monday, April 8, at 7pm, as we watch the movie “Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?” and discuss the impact on our environment-our land, waterways and oceans– and human health. “Bag It” follows ordinary citizen Joe Berrier as he reflects on the proliferation of plastic in this country and around the world. Plastic is everywhere in everyday life, and its disposal has created floating debris in our oceans, threatening marine life who get entangled or ingest it. Our health is threatened as well, through the pollution from the production of plastic, and its use, which has been linked to
numerous health issues, including diabetes, endocrine disruption, and cancer.
Following the film, Mark Dixon, environmental activist and award-winning filmmaker will speak on the environmental impact of the production of plastic. His films include “YERT-Your Environmental Road Trip”, “The Power of One: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson”. Dixon is the author of NoPetroPA, and has spoken widely on issues of plastic production and pollution, fracking,
and the petrochemical cracker plant development in Western PA.