Friday, May 3, 2013

Plastic Bags

I was somewhat skeptical of the need for any municipal regulation of plastic bagging....until last weekend's Spring Clean sponsored by the Parks Commission.  I pulled out a lot of plastic bag remnants from the shoreline along the Merrimack in the Joppa area, along with about 125 of those little plastic discs from the Hookset sewer plant.

This website gives a lot of information about the plastic bag issue:

NHS students will be conducting a community presentation on the plight of plastic bags in our environment by presenting to the community the movie, “Bag It.” on 22 May 2013.

Community Showing of "Bag It" 
Wednesday, May 22nd at 7 PM

An informative, inspiring and often funny documentary about plastic pollution, ‘Bag It’ tells the story of the real effects of plastics on the natural environment and human health. This public showing is a part of an ongoing effort to work toward reducing single-use plastic bags in Newburyport. Co-sponsored by Citizens for Sustainable Bagging, Newburyport High School Environmental Club, The Gulf of Maine Institute and Transition Newburyport, the screening will be at Newburyport High School.
Look for the Citizens for Sustainable Bagging–Newburyport, MA Facebook page or call Janine Brunell Looker at (978) 499-8570 for more information.

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