Written by CEO & Founder, Toro Adeyemi
Last week, the Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series met and screened Bag It, a humorous & informative film that deals with issues surrounding single-use plastic bags. This documentary was well time as a movement towards charging for plastic bags (and banning them altogether!) has gained momentum throughout the country as well as the world. The film queries, Is Your Life Too Plastic?
“We need to understand that our modern day convenience of single-use plastic bags seems free but actually comes at a very high cost to our health and environment. When we put our garbage at the curb we think it goes away. But where is away? There is no away,“ says panelist, Sharon Rowe, an Ossining-based business owner interviewed in the ﬁlm.
What did I take away?
It really is crazy how much plastic we use and waste and just toss away. In the images above, the OD&DS committee took on a challenge: 5 of us would collect all of the plastic we saw in the streets for 3 days before the screening.
Imagine how much we would have collected after a week.
Imagine, what’s going on in your neighborhood?
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