York College to show ‘Bag It!’ on impact of plastic bags

Opening the cabinet under my sink is always a gamble. Will I be safe from the mountain of plastic bags hiding among my cleaning supplies? Or will they tumble out, desperate to escape their home?

Really, they shouldn’t be there at all — I have a handful of reusable bags and try to bring them with me to Central Market and the grocery store. But I also have a habit of forgetting sometimes… and the plastic bags pile up quickly.

If that sounds like you, too, check out a screening of “Bag It!”, a documentary that focuses on America’s “cultural love affair with plastics,” hosted by York College’s Sustainability and Environmental Studies minor. (Watch the trailer above.) The film will be followed by a discussion.

The event, co-sponsored by Schmidt Library, will be 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in room 218 of the Humanities building. York College is located at 441 Country Club Road, Spring Garden Township. For details, visit the SES minor’s page on Facebook.

Sarah Chain

I'm an avid reader and book lover living and working in downtown York. Follow me on Twitter at @sarahEchain.

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1 Response

  1. Nirav Shah says:

    very nice to organise such an event & initiatives to reduce the use of plastic bags is a must.

    Many eco friendly bags such as non woven bags or jute bags are easily available.

    Thanks for the info regarding the same.

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