Join the Adelaide Sustainability Centre during July as we take part in Plastic Free July. We'll be providing tips and tricks on how to live a less plastic life.
Is your life too plastic?
Australians dump 7,150 recyclable plastic bags into landfills every minute or 429,000 bags every hour (Clean Up Australia). Every day single-use disposable bags are mindlessly thrown away. But where is “away"? Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health?
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society—from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products—is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb’s journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.
Come along for an evening of shared food and conversation, a panel discussion around our local plastics issues, followed by a screening of 'Bag It!'
6 pm - Potluck community dinner, please bring a plate of food to share*
6.45 pm - Guest speakers: 3 people TBC.
7.15 pm - Film Screening.
The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA.
* Choose to refuse single-use plastic. During our dinners we provide real plates and cutlery, provide reusable cups, supply filtered water and collect food scraps to give to The Joinery's chickens or put in our compost bins. Please avoid bringing single-use plastics, including glad wrap, to our dinners if you can. We look forward to seeing you!
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, sa 5000
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