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Nature Center Teaches Residents How To 'Bag It'

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- With grocery stores and retailers littered throughout the town, the Greenburgh Nature Center presents the documentary "Bag It."

The film, showing on Wednesday, July 13, examines the environmental and economic effects that recycling has on America.

"It really looks at the impact of plastics on society," said Vicki Sherman, marketing director of the Greenburgh Nature Center. "It talks about how everybody needs to be aware of this and do their part."

Based on the premise that 60,000 plastic bags are used in America every five minutes, the film observes the effect that they have on human and marine health once discarded.

"Bag It" will be introduced by Sharon Rowe, CEO and founder of ECOBAGS , a manufacturer of reusable, eco-friendly bags; and concludes with a talk by Sierra Club activist Lee Markowitz about what government and residents can do to lessen the amount of plastic bags used daily.

Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. and "Bag It" will begin at 7:30 p.m. The film is expected to last 45 minutes and will conclude with a Q&A session. The program is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Valley chapter of Sierra Club, and is free and open to the public.

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