The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Mockumentary

The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Mockumentary

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Emily Han
Aug 17, 2010

If you're reading this site, you're probably well aware of the negative impacts of plastic bags, but here's a video that's so well done, it's really worth watching. In the tradition of BBC nature documentaries, the four-minute video – narrated by Jeremy Irons! – follows the life of "one the most clever and illustrious creatures – the plastic bag."

In "The Majestic Plastic Bag," we follow a plastic grocery bag as it flies out of a store parking lot and continues its "migration" – tumbling across the city, through a dog park, into the waterways, and eventually joining the "plastic oasis" known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It's at once funny and sobering, and a good reminder (or wake up call) to avoid plastic bags in general and make the effort to pick them up when we see them lying around outside.

Made by environmental nonprofit Heal the Bay, the video also has a message and link at the end for California residents: now is the time to contact your senator to support AB 1998, the plastic bag ban. For more information, visit Heal the Bay's AB 1998 Action Alert page.

Via green LA girl

Related: Watch This: The Story of Bottled Water

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