The Majestic Plastic Bag

The Majestic Plastic Bag

4 minutes 7.89/10 based on 27 votes

The Majestic Plastic Bag is a mockumentary that hammers home the stark reality of California’s plastic bag pollution situation.

The journey begins in the open plains of the asphalt jungle. Home to many creatures, great and small and the popping ground for one of the most clever and illustrious creatures: The Plastic Bag. Today we explore the cycle of life for that curious creature, the plastic bag, on its mighty journey to its home – the pacific ocean.

Released in 2010. 4 min. Director: Jeremy Konner. Mockumentary film.

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7 responses to “The Majestic Plastic Bag”

  1. Excellent short documentary!.

    A government levy on plastic bags; is a great dissuader. Not many policies work or are useful (indeed, just like their makers-the politicians and many in public service in Ireland)-but a miniscule tax on ‘pbs’ has had an appreciable effect.

    If only every disposable paper or plastic product had a similar ‘infinitessimally little dissuader tax’

    It was however discussed and debated ad nauseum for years; and caused outrage among the ‘consumerist mass’, or mass of consumers: but mirabile dictu, it now is part if not parcel
    :-) of everyday life here.

    I noticed the US ; UK; and swathes of Europe(the latter, which I had assumed were well instructed on such matters)-had checkout stations were plastic bags were free to use per item, which were incidentally -pre-wrapped, itself.

    A little operant conditioning is needed. Humans can be trained in small ways; just as they were trained to shop!
    Although having said that; one evidently cannot train some yokels)to have their money ready when they get to the check-out

    Not so much ‘reductio ad absurdum’—but in realist terms it might very well come down to the well being of a planet -versus a slightly useful but transitory convenience?

    Such wanton consumerism will rebound-later -or possibly sooner.

  2. Victoria says:

    I’m so proud and happy to say that here in Portland Oregon, the plastic bag has been banned forcing shoppers to use the wonderful cloth or recycled bags. Way to go Portland :)

  3. christian says:

    This is such bullshit, a garbage island the size of Texas. Geez, it is however interesting to see how folklore develop, from the goblins of old to the plastic bag islands of today. If anything this documentary proves people will always be stupid and wanting to believe in popular myths and urban legends.

    • john halka says:

      Not BS You can see it on google earth etc. billions of tons of plastic twice the size of texas.

  4. Alan Reeve says:

    How many plastic bags were harmed in the making of this video?

  5. Vrinda Manjeet says:

    whatever must have happened to the plastic bag but I would like to say that I have seen this video for thousands of times and I could make out the writer who has written the script and the voice over… oh my god its wonderful…
    I want to ask if I can get the written script?
    Who is the writer by the way.. I salute to the one for such script…
    Vrunda from India

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