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Bag It Movie Screenings in San Mateo County

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San Mateo County, CA, Oct. 11, 2012 – Have our lives become a little too plastic?
Follow an average American who decides to give up using plastic grocery bags,
and ends learning more than he ever dreamed about plastics in our lives, our oceans, and our bodies.

The San Mateo County Health System and Green Team are providing two free screenings of this entertaining and thought-provoking documentary. Both are open to the public.

The 45-minute version will be shown to allow time for a brief facilitated discussion.

The first screening will be held Tuesday, October 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers at 400 County Center, Redwood City. The second screening will be Thursday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 20 at 225 37th Ave, San Mateo (the Health Admin building).

Both screenings are free admission to the public. It’s a chance to learn more about the problems with plastic bags.

More screenings will be held in other parts of the County over the next few months. Visit www.smchealth.org/bagban for updates, or Like the facebook page for either the Health System (www.facebook.com/smchealth) or the Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (www.facebook.com/flowstobay).

If you belong to a group that may want to host a free public screening, please have them contact Mary Austin at maustin@smcgov.org or Julia Au at jau@smcgov.org to borrow a licensed DVD and make arrangements.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will make a decision on whether to adopt a bag ban at its meeting on Oct. 23rd.