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The Green Life: The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Mockumentary

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August 23, 2010

The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Mockumentary

As the California Senate prepares to vote on AB 1998, which would ban plastic bags statewide, Heal the Bay released a brilliant and amusing mockumentary that follows the life of a plastic bag, aiming to draw awareness to how single-use plastic bags affect the land and oceans.

The Majestic Plastic Bag, narrated by Jeremy Irons, follows a "clever and illustrious" plastic bag on its great migration "home," to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Will the plastic bag survive "one of nature's most deadly killers – the teacup yorkie," or overcome the perilous obstacles posed by "hungry sea life that feeds on the plastic"?

According to Heal the Bay, 19 billion bags are used in California each year, creating nearly 123,000 tons of waste, costing up to $3.23 billion each year in taxes used for cleanup efforts.

Heal the Bay encourages every Californian to contact his or her state senator in support of AB 1998. Click here to find out how you can help pass this monumental bill, which would make California the first state to ban plastic bags.

--Kate Cleland

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