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BVT to Host Movie Screening

Bag It! "Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?" Explores the Imoact of Plastic on the Environment and Health
 
The Students for Environmental Awareness (S.E.A.) Club at Blackstone Valley Tech (65 Pleasant St., Upton, MA) is hosting a special one-night only, free screening of “Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic” on Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. The movie screening coincides with the club’s participation in the Trex Company Plastic Bag/Plastic Film Recycling Challenge which runs through April 15th. 
 
In addition to the screening, the club is hosting different environmental organizations and businesses throughout the Blackstone Valley for a community vendor fair from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The club is also organizing a silent auction to help fund a year-end trip. 
 
The film, “Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic,” starts as a documentary about plastic bags but evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. In it, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Right now. 
 
“We really appreciate the support from the community on this recycling challenge,” said Tom Lamont, S.E.A. Club advisor and Paint and Design Technologies instructor at Blackstone Valley Tech. “It helps bring awareness to our students as to what’s in their surroundings and is making a positive impact throughout the Blackstone Valley.”
 
The Trex Company recycling challenge is specifically for plastic bags and other plastic film, also known as stretchy plastic, including bread bags, newspaper sleeves, bubble wrap, Ziploc bags, dry cleaning bags, pellet bags and more. Participating schools collect the plastic and weigh their collection each month, sending their totals to Trex. The winning school receives a bench made of the recycled plastic bags. To help Blackstone Valley Tech with their challenge, bring your plastic bags to the screening. 
 
 The film is being presented in partnership with Earth Limited at Southwick’s Zoo and Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. To view the trailer and to learn more about the film, visit www.BagItMovie.com. For more information about the event, contact Tom Lamont at tlamont@valleytech.k12.ma.us.



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