Bag It

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Beraza, Suzan. Bag It—Is your Life too Plastic? Telluride: Reelthing Films, 2010. HDV, 78 min.

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 effect 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. (Source: Reel Thing Productions)

© 2010 Reel Thing Films. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact

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Further readings: 
  • Boetzkes, Amanda. “Plastic, Oil Culture, and the Ethics of Waste.” In “Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Politics and Culture of Waste,” edited by Christof Mauch. Special issue, RCC Perspectives 1 (2016): 51–58.
  • Rajkumar, Ponnusamy. "A Study on the Plastic Waste and Environmental Degradation." ABC Journal of Advanced Research 4, no. 1 (2015): 9–15.