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Bag It -- An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, a

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1 September 2011 (USA) See more »
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Is your life too plastic?
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An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 
Jeb Berrier ... Jeb Berrier
Jared Blumenfeld ... Himself
Martin Bourque ... Himself
Michael Braungart ... Himself

David Chameides ... Himself
Theo Colborn ... Herself
Richard Conlin ... Himself

Peter Coyote ... Himself
Linden Dahlkemper ... Herself
Sylvia Earle ... Herself
Marcus Eriksen ... Himself
Eric Goldstein ... Himself
Elizabeth Griffin ... Herself
Scott Harrison ... Himself
Dan Imhoff ... Himself
Chris Jordan ... Himself
John Klavitter ... Himself
Annie Leonard ... Herself
Brady Montz ... Himself
Charles Moore ... Himself
Wallace J. Nichols ... Himself

Christine Quinn ... Herself
Anne Reeser ... Anne Reeser
Ellie Rose ... Herself
Sharon Rowe ... Herself
Elizabeth Royte ... Herself
Fredric Scheer ... Himself
Erika Schreder ... Herself
Rebecca Sutton ... Herself
Shanna Swan ... Herself
Beth Terry ... Herself
Richard Thompson ... Himself
Fred vom Saal ... Himself

Paul Watson ... Himself

Directed by
Suzan Beraza 
 
Writing credits
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Michelle Curry Wright 

Produced by
Michelle Hill .... producer
Judith Kohin .... executive producer
Alexa Warren .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Groupé 
 
Film Editing by
Suzan Beraza 
Casey Nay 
 
Art Direction by
Casey Nay 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Hurst .... second unit director
 
Animation Department
Heather Crank .... animator
Darren Hawk .... animation
 
Music Department
Valentina Mitzkat .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Brenda Short Brouillet .... production assistant
 

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74 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, 24 March 2012
Author: billcr12 from United States

Bag it is a documentary with a simple and important message; our disposable society needs to change if we are to survive as a species. We are now using 1milion plastic bags per minute. Quite a few countries have banned their use including New Dehli, India, where they were clogging the drains and causing floods. Jeb Berrier travels from city to city and nation to nation illustrating the different ways they are dealing with the problem.

Berrier is sort of a less sarcastic and non confrontational version of Michael Moore. His wife is pregnant with their first child, so he is concerned about his baby's future. The numbers are staggering; 2 million plastic bottles every 5 minutes, requiring 17 million barrels of oil to produce and 12 billion dollars spent every year on bottled water.

Recycling turns out not to be the simple solution either, as every locale has vastly different guidelines with many categories. 260 million tons of plastic ends up in the oceans from around the world annually, resulting in fish and birds, and in one particularity sad example, albatross's ingesting it as food and dying.

The last issue raised is the production of baby bottles and other products requiring BPA to produce. This chemical has been shown to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, and to drastically alter the hormones levels in newborns.

Berrier has a light touch with an important topic and at 78 minutes, it is well edited with important information without being too preachy and he is a very likable host. Spread the word about this vital documentary and maybe we can make a difference.

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