From the City of Pleasanton:
The City of Pleasanton will host a FREE community screening of the award-winning environmental documentary, Bag It, on Saturday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.
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? What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags. More movie information can be found at www.bagitmovie.com.
Beginning January 1, 2013, grocery stores and other food retailers in Alameda County can no longer provide single-use plastic carryout bags at checkout. Plastic bags are one of the most common litter items found in our waterways, and plastic pollution is a growing threat to oceans and marine life. Plastic bags take hundreds of years to break down or decompose, causing a cumulative litter problem. Shopping with a reusable bag, which can replace more than 600 single-use plastic bags over its lifetime, helps reduce litter and waste, protect creeks and the bay, and conserves natural resources.
A free reusable canvas bag will be given to attendees. For more information about recycling, please visit www.PleasantonRecycles.org. For event information, please visit www.PleasantonGreenScene.org or call (925) 931-5506.