Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world.
The film follows Jeb, as he and his partner, Anne, embark on a journey to use less plastic. The film presents a factual, provocative and emotional story about the negative effects of plastic, in hopes that viewers recognize their own habits of consumption and are compelled to make changes in their own lives. When Jeb finds out he and Anne are expecting a child, his plastic odyssey becomes a truly personal one. How can they protect their baby from plastic's pervasive health effects? Jeb looks beyond plastic and its environmental impacts and discovers that virtually everything in modern society - from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to personal care products - contains potentially harmful chemicals. As a consequence of our modern day culture, we have become addicted to plastics and they have quietly infiltrated every aspect of our lives. BAG IT makes it clear that it is time for a paradigm shift. At the film's conclusion, Jeb and Anne welcome their baby into the world, a world they hope we can leave with a little less plastic for the next generation.
"I just saw the documentary, BAG IT and think you should see it too! It explores a product we all use--the plastic bag--and the unexpected consequences of using them."
--Ellen DeGeneres "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
"Gripping, funny, intelligent and sure to change your life."
--Louie Psihoyos, Director, "The Cove"
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