A showing of the movie “Bag It!” - Sponsored by the Committee on the Environment - will show viewers why certain types of plastic bags are not good for the environment.
The showing comes as Larchmont considers a ban on the give away of plastic bags to shoppers at retail stores, and as the Village of Mamaroneck gets set to kick off its ban in April.
The movie will be shown in the tri-municipal communities, Larchmont, the Village of Mamaroneck and the Town of Mamaroneck:
Village of Larchmont
Saturday, March 9
Refreshments at 2 PM Film Screening at 2:30 PM - Village Center (Public Library community room)
First to arrive will receive a free reusable bag! (Limited supply)
Patti Wood, Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education,
will lead a question-and-answer session after the film.
Village of Mamaroneck
Sunday, March 10
At 2 PM - Mamaroneck Public Library
Village Mayor Norman Rosenblum and Trustee Ilissa Miller will be there to answer your questions.
Refreshments and reusable bags will be available after the film. (Limited supply)
Town of Mamaroneck
Monday, March 11
At 7 PM
Mamaroneck Town Center
(740 W. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck)
Conference Room C
The Village of Larchmont is considering legislation which would prohibit the use of certain types of plastic bags by merchants in the Village. Single use plastic bags, typically given out at the point of sale, would be eliminated by merchants in an effort to improve the environment and encourage the use of reusable bags by store patrons.
Similar legislation has been adopted by the City of Rye and the Village of Mamaroneck, and is currently being considered by the Town of Mamaroneck. To view the proposed law, visit Plastic Bag Ban – Proposed Law. Starting in April 2013, retail stores in the Village of Mamaroneck will no longer be giving out plastic bagsfor purchases. Instead, shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable shopping bags. Some stores may provide paper bags partly composed of recycled material.
A public hearing on this proposed law will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Larchmont Village Hall Court Room.
About the movie
Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its affect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.