Zero Waste Yukon is hosting a free public screening of the award-winning environmental documentary Bag It at Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre on October 17. This event is part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, which takes place October 15-21 across the nation in support of waste reduction initiatives. Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health. The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. In the Yukon, single-use plastics take up significant amounts of landfill space, and escape collection to litter our wild spaces and interfere with wildlife. The screening at Beringia Centre is part of Zero Waste Yukon’s campaign to curb the use of single-use plastics in the territory. Many North American cities including Washington, DC and San Francisco, as well as countries like Ireland, Italy and China have implemented fees or bans on single-use disposable bags, with positive results. Zero Waste Yukon is committed to helping Yukon reduce its reliance on single-use, disposable plastics in order to create a cleaner, healthier community for future generations. Screening Date: October 17, 2018 Screening Time: 7:00 PM - doors open at 6:30 Screening Location: Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre Admission: FREE For more info contact email@example.com or call 667-7269 ext 27.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Zero Waste Yukon
Yukon Beringia Centre
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6E6Canada
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