Custom Reusable Bags

BC Supreme Court rules in favour of Victoria’s plastic bag ban

By Richard ZussmanOnline Journalist based at B.C. Legislature  Global News The BC Supreme Court has ruled the city of Victoria can ban single-use plastic checkout bags. The court dismissed the challenge to the City’s Checkout Bag Regulation by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association on Tuesday. “The City is very pleased that the Court has confirmed our ability to…

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Meet your new solution to single-use plastic bags

Introducing our latest earth-friendly packaging innovation Economically priced and environmentally friendly substitute to plastic bags. More cost effective than traditionally sewn reusable tote bags. A perfect solution for municipal plastic bag bans.  Strong and Durable, constructed with machine heat-sealed seams creating optimized strength and significant savings.  Custom screen printed with your logo or artwork and…

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Introducing our latest eco-friendly packaging innovation

Our heavy-duty kraft paper bag with removable cardboard dividers is designed to protect bottles from breakage. Rope handles provide strength over paper handles for carrying heavier bottles. Custom printed with your logo or artwork design, this bag is ideal for wineries, beer and spirit manufacturers, as well as retailers of alcohol and spirits, boutique oils…

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Hawaii Bans Plastic Bags In Grocery Stores

Hawaii is the first US state to ban plastic bags from being distributed at grocery store checkouts. Like France, the state of Hawaii (US) seems intent on leading the rest of the world into a sustainable era. Recently news was shared of its plans to transform old buses into homeless shelters, and now the Huffington…

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Retailers push reusable bags to save money, environment

When Katrina Gamble goes grocery shopping, she brings her list and her bags — a pair of sturdy canvas bags she bought a few months ago for $4.99 at her local grocery store. “It works just as well,” said Gamble, 30, a political science professor at Brown University, adding, “It’s better for the environment.” A…

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Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness

  How much are whiter teeth and smoother skin worth to you? Are they worth the water and fish in the Great Lakes? The cormorants that nest along the shore? The coral reefs that provide refuge and habitat for so much ocean life? Are they worth the oceans that give us half the oxygen we…

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Plastic Bags Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

We’ve heard it so many times many of us have simply zoned out and become numb. “We need to protect the environment before we completely destroy the earth. Let’s be more resourceful. Let’s recycle. Let’s stop using products that deplete the ozone and contaminate the earth, the air and the oceans.” Great sentiments and most…

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Reusable Laundry Bags For Hotel Chains, Cruise Lines and Retail Stores

  The corporate world is going green and it’s not just for P.R. purposes. More and more, companies are finding out that adopting eco-friendly practices is saving them money along with providing golden opportunities for enhanced customer relations and brand promotion. The Hospitality industry often gets bad press when it comes to the environment, notorious…

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Stop Being a Bag Lady (or Bag Guy)

A national newspaper columnist wrote that “banning plastic bags will do exactly nothing to save the planet.” She went on to argue that they’re even environmentally friendly. Outright bans may not be the best solution, but plastic bags pose a big problem that must be addressed. The columnist appeared to be more interested in contrarianism…

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CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown Monday signed a bill imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways. “This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,”…

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NYC Looking at Bag Fee?

Mayor de Blasio’s administration is ‘looking very closely’ at a proposal to add fees to plastic shopping bags. PAUL SAKUMA/AP Mayor de Blasio’s administration is ‘looking very closely’ at a proposal to add fees to plastic shopping bags. The de Blasio administration is “looking very closely” at a proposal to slap fees on plastic shopping…

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City Giving Away Reusable Bags Today

As the the Los Angeles ban on plastic grocery bags expands to smaller markets and grocery stores starting today, the LA Bureau of Sanitation will give away reusable bags at 20 stores throughout the city while supplies last. Those include (full list): India Sweets & Spices at 22009 Sherman Way in Canoga Park from 9…

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Plastic Bag Bans Court Controversy

Toronto City Council’s recent decision to backtrack on previous plans to ban the use of plastic bags from grocery markets seems to come in opposition to the prevailing trend in North America. Across the continent, it’s true, many municipalities have instituted or are discussing some type of plastic bag ban or tariff similar to the…

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Toronto Councillors Revoke Plastic Bag Ban

Toronto councilors have decided to backtrack on their decision earlier this year to ban single-use plastic bags from grocery stores, a move that was to take effect as of January 1, 2013. The decision is reported to be based on legal advice sought after the City was confronted with legal challenges, including one from the…

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The Eco Benefits of Custom Eco Packaging

Consumer packaging produces millions of tons of waste every year and savvy modern companies are taking steps to reduce that toll by using custom eco-packaging. International athletic wear manufacturer PUMA took nearly two years to come up with their “clever little bag” design that replaced the iconic red shoebox. The new packaging concept saves tons…

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Non-Woven Reusable Bags…Toronto's Answer to the Plastic Bag Ban

Toronto, Canada recently became the largest municipality to ban plastic shopping bags from grocery and shopping markets earlier this year. As the ban date of January 1, 2013 gets closer and closer, retailers are scrambling to find viable alternatives. Many retailers already offer some type of reusable bag for sale or use them as promotional…

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Introducing The Non-Woven Reusable T-Shirt Bag from ICEGREEN Reusable Bags

At ICEGREEN, we’re constantly coming up with new and innovative solutions to consumer packaging issues. Let us introduce you to our latest product: the Non-Woven Reusable T-shirt Bag. With our Non-Woven Reusable T-shirt Bags, you can create a traveling advertisement  customized for your business that’s inexpensive and environmentally friendly too. Now you can offer your…

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Stone Paper Bags: Completely Tree Free!

Toronto has just become the largest North American city to ban plastic bags from grocery markets, but there’s an underlying controversy with respect to one of the alternatives. Sure, you can offer customers reusable bags, but will they remember to bring them? And if they don’t, then what will you offer – paper bags? Paper…

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Reusable Bags: Plastic, Paper or Cloth? The Controversy Continues

Just as the city of Los Angeles moves to ban plastic bags in supermarkets all together – becoming the largest U.S. city to take that step – Toronto’s mayor has vowed to do away with that city’s five-cent per bag tax. In addition to Los Angeles, other large U.S. cities to make the move include…

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The Zero Waste Grocery Store

Most grocery stores have a bulk food section of perhaps a couple of rows and limited to a few categories of dry goods. Even specialty stores like those in Canada’s Bulk Barn chain offer a fairly narrow range of dry goods and products like peanutbutter and honey. Imagine though, that concept taken store- and product-wide, where absolutely everything is offered from bulk bins? That’s the basic model followed by a new retail trend, the “zero waste” grocery store, which goes way beyond offering reusable bags or a few items to eliminating non-resusable packaging all together.

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Reusable Bags: For So Much More Than Your Everyday Grocery Shopping

When people think of reusable bags, they usually picture snappy reusable canvas or polypropylene bags with custom images or logos on the side, perfect for grocery shopping and other household uses. But there’s a lot more out there than just reusable shopping bags. Reusable bags can be used for transporting just about anything, including food…

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More retailers increase branding with custom reusable bags

According to Environment Canada, plastic bags are becoming “urban tumbleweed”, litter that is carried nearly everywhere by the wind, clogging storm drains and caught in trees. To help counter this trend, and in an effort to go green at the point-of-sale, a growing  number of retailers across Canada are increasing their branding capabilities by selling…

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