Bag It Documentary Analysis

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The documentary Bag It takes an in depth look at the use of the plastic bag and how it impacts our environment. I, like most, have assumed that because an item is recyclable, it can be used indefinitely while providing some level of satisfaction that we as humans have done our due diligence in protecting the environment. This film disproves that theory and takes you on the journey from the grocery store to the belly of a sea turtle.
The first plastic bag was made known in the United States as a way of carrying goods from major grocery chains by gasoline giant, Exxon Mobile, in the late 1970’s [1]. Currently, 1 million single use plastic bags are used every minute by retail and grocery stores, totaling 500 billion plastic bags each year [2].

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