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Free Film Screening: Bag It

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes -- single-use bags that we mindlessly throw away without knowing the true environmental and human costs. The film Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world, discovering that virtually everything in modern society is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. Jeb's journey shows us how our plastic-crazed world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it today.

Watch the trailer here.

Join us for a post-film discussion led by ASU Biodesign researcher Charlie Rolsky and City of Tempe Recycling Coordinator Dawn Ratcliffe, who will share their perspectives on microplastic pollution and the impact of the international recycling crisis on cities.

At this event, we will be collecting clean polystyrene foam (styrofoam), such as the protective packaging forms from your new appliances, VCRs, televisions, furniture, computers and other fragile items, to be recycled at Earth Friendly Building Materials, LLC.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Film Begins at 7:00 p.m.