• Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic?
    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    On August 20 folks gathered at the Blue Moon to watch the movie, “Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic?” There was such a great response we decided to show the movie again on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 pm at the Blue Moon Evolution. To see trailer of the movie below.

    We learned:

    Many plastics contain endocrine disrupters such as BPA and Phthalates. BPA has the characteristics of estrogen, a hormone that determines sexual traits and is key in the development of brain function and nerve cells.

    Our single-use society is throwing away 2 million plastic bottles every 5 minutes and 60,000 plastic bags every 5 seconds.

    We spend $12 billion dollars on bottled water every year. And, the average American disposes of 800 lbs of packaging every year.

    We dispose of 106,000 aluminum cans every 30 seconds.

    Plastic is the most pervasive form of ocean litter. It is so pervasive in our oceans that some tests reveal there is more plastic then phytoplankton for the fish to munch on – sometimes more than 40 times! The fish, birds and other wild life mistake it for food and eat it. It is killing them!

    So what can you do to avoid using so much plastic?  Bring your own stainless steel or glass water bottle.  Buy food from the bulk section when you can. Use glass to store leftovers in.  Avoid plastics with the number 3,6,7 – it’s not clear that they are really recycled. Look for numbers 1 & 2.