Reusable Bags & Food Safety

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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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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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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Tips From Health Canada On Cleaning Reusable Bags

All bags used to transport food items including single-use plastic bags, reusable grocery bins and reusable grocery bags can harbour bacteria if they are not taken care of properly. This means that they should be washed on occasion. – Health Canada recommends ensuring that you always use reusable bags that are machine washable. – Reusable…

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Reusable Bags Are Cool Again

Confidence in reusable bags was shaken slightly last year, when a couple of studies conducted on reusable bags found that some contain nasty bacteria and even heavy metals such as lead. The first was conducted on behalf of the folks who make plastic bags and the other was conducted by the Center for Consumer Freedom,…

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More People Making Reusable Bags A Part Of Their Routine

Reusable bags are getting an increasingly favourable reception from more and more shoppers who are taking the time to keep them on hand for their shopping trips. A recent article in the Miami Herald reported that shoppers are making an effort to keep them in their cars for everyday grocery shopping, and most shoppers seem…

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