The team at Trevor’s Travels Eco Adventures is hosting a screening of the new, award-winning environmental documentary “Bag It” at Placerville Food Co-op, 535 Placerville Road in Placerville, on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.
“Bag It” follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of the dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.
The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about 12 minutes each.
This single-use mentality has led to the formation of a floating island of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas.
The film explores these issues and identifies how a daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too.
Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.
This screening will be brought to the Placerville Food Co-op by local authors who have written a children’s book addressing the same issues as the movie.
This event is open to the public.
Admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted to help raise funds for the publishing of the book “Trevor’s Travels: The Ocean Calls.”
For additional information contact Jennifer Jackson at 530-417-3188.