Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Is Your Life too Plastic?

We're thinking about plastics this week at the Water Library, starting with the film Bag It: Is Your Life too Plastic? In this 2010 documentary, one man starts out trying to determine the effect that plastic bags have on our environment, and ends up discovering shocking information about plastic's effects on our oceans, our health, and the development of our children. He encourages viewers to consider their own dependence on plastics- and how we can cut back.

Interested in learning more? Check out these resources and books about plastics from Wisconsin's Water Library.
The Bag It website lists several tips for helping cut back on unnecessary plastics usage. Some are more commonly known ideas, like using reusable grocery bags and giving up bottled water. Others are less obvious. Did you know that you can make your own carbonated drinks to cut back on purchasing bottles? Using bar soap and bar shampoo can also decrease our dependence on plastics. Click here to see the full list!

Image via Bag It