The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board cordially invites you to a screening of "Bag It" on May 13 from 5:30-8:00pm, followed by a panel discussion with plastic bag and sustainability experts, and wrapping up with networking. |
Moderator: Helena Durst, Member, MSWAB; and Durst Organization
Jennie Romer, Clean Seas Coalition (who played a key role in the successful bag fee legislation in San Francisco, and other municipalities up and down the West Coast)
Ron Gonen, Deputy Commissioner, Recycling & Sustainability, Department of Sanitation, City of New York
"Bag It" synopsis:
"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."
Wine, soda and light bites will be served. All materials from the event will be collected for recycling and food scraps will be composted.
114 West 47th Street
9th floor auditorium
5:30p Registration & refreshments
$10 for Students and Government
$25 Regular fee
ID will be required at the door. We can only accept cash or checks from walk-ins.
Thank you to our sponsor, Action Environmental Services (http://www.actioncarting.com/)
114 W 47th St Building, 9th Floor auditorium (View)
114 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|