Free movie showcases worldwide plastic problem


Photo: Plastic bags litter the streets and parks of  Fort St. John, so NEAT and the Power Smart Team are showing a movie to help bring awarness to residents in the city – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

A movie depicting the world’s dependence on plastic will be shown for free on Thursday in Fort St. John.

The movie titled, Addicted to Plastic, encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents. It also details plastic’s path over the last 100 years.

Morgan Peltier is and Eco-Educator with the Northern Environmental Action Team. She says the movie will be a real eye-opener.

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But she says a good rule of thumb is to stop purchasing items with disposable plastic packaging.

Peltier says Fort St. John is starting to realize the importance limiting its plastic consumption. She says she is working with the City on a plan to encourage the use of re-usable bags while shopping.

But not every reusable bag is the same; some are even made out of plastic that wears down after a couple of uses.

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Peltier says in a perfect world, re-usable bags would be made out of sustainable cloth.

The movie will be shown at 7pm on Thursday night at the Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe. It is sponsored by B.C. Hydro’s Power Smart Team. Peltier says the movie night will not focus on the negative, and a discussion is planned after the movie for questions and answers.

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