Join us at the Cabot for a event for Bring Your Own Bag Beverly!
Doors open at 6:00 pm with some of your local organizations hosting activities and sharing information, including: Salem Sound Coastwatch, Change is Simple, Tidal Shift and the Beverly Waste Reduction Committee.
Music will be performed by the “The Bag It Trio” Jesse Ciarmataro, Erik Reardon and Derek Haydon.
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our 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 twelve 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 our 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.