Bag It (2010) Explores Our Brief Yet Everlasting Relationships with Plastic - Page 2
A surprising number of countries (not the United States, obvious by its littered landscape) have banned or legislated fees on plastic bags, significantly reducing their use (China eliminated 40 billion a year). In the United States where money talks (and rules), lobbyists have successfully defeated attempts by local governments to initiate a “tax” or fee for plastic bags, leaving it up to individuals to eliminate their use.
Bag It looks at the health implications (and there are many) of our dependence on plastic, the politics of plastic, and what individuals can do to stem the ever-growing trash that surrounds us. Forget zombies, forget vampires, forget nuclear annihilation; if you really want a scare watch Bag It and witness the devastation that results from our innocent shopping trips.