Reusable Paper Bags

An Expert’s Guide On Why Should We Choose Reusable Bags

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In recent years people have become profound about protecting the environment; it’s every individual’s duty as so many factors are responsible for polluting our air, water, and surroundings. It could be better if we try reducing even minor effects of pollution on the earth. But how? An expert shares some meaningful tips for helping us…

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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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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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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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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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Paper Bags as Art

Architect Jeremy Barbour has discovered a new – and highly creative – use for the classic brown paper bag. Barbour, of the Brooklyn based firm TACKLEBOX Architecture, created the design for the interior of OWEN, a clothing boutique in the city’s chic Meatpacking District which calls for a whopping 25,000 or so paper bags. They…

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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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Paperless paper bags? Try reusable paper bags

Paper is made out of trees, which are a semi-sustainable material. Ideally, trees can be planted to replace those that are used in the paper making process. Even though they can be “put back”, paper can’t really be called an environmentally friendly material because harvesting trees does upset the ecosystem and displaces wildlife. Also, if…

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