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Plastic bag ban begins

May 8, 2009

Posted Mon May 4, 2009 7:29am AEST Updated Mon May 4, 2009 1:42pm AEST South Australia has become the first state to ban lightweight plastic checkout bags. The ban is expected to reduce the 400 million bags a year which end up in dumps. Shops must supply reusable or environmentally friendly alternatives such as cornstarch…

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US: Kroger pushes reusable bags

May 8, 2009

20 April 2009 | Source: just-food.com    US supermarket group Kroger has launched an online contest for consumers to design a reusable carrier bag in a bid to encourage shoppers to reduce the number of plastic bags used. This is the second year that Kroger has marked Earth Day with a reusable bag design contest. Consumers…

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Plastic's not so fantastic for green shoppers in Wawa

May 8, 2009

Posted By CONOR MIHELL, SPECIAL TO THE STAR Sault St. Marie, ON April 2009 According to the Worldwatch Institute, an international environmental research organization, humans around the globe produce upwards of five trillion plastic shopping, storage, lunch and garbage bags annually. The majority of these bags are used once and eventually disposed in a landfill,…

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Loblaws bags a nickel starting tomorrow

May 8, 2009

Jan 11, 2009 04:30 AM Robyn Doolittle STAFF REPORTER It’s like there’s a scarlet letter burned across Jennifer Sutcliffe’s forehead as she hastily piles eight bags of groceries into the cart – “P.” For plastic. For polluter. “I have cats. I use them for the litter,” she clarifies apologetically. Not good enough. Gazing down the…

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City eyes coffee cup ban

May 8, 2009

Sep 14, 2008 04:30 AM Levies, deposit-return also being looked at as study targets worst trash offenders Moira Welsh Environment Reporter The City of Toronto is targeting some of its biggest garbage offenders – coffee cups, takeout food containers and plastic bags – in a study that could lead to sweeping changes in the way…

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FACTBOX-Plastic not fantastic? — bag bans around the world

May 8, 2009

Tue May 27, 2008 3:06am EDT (Reuters) — China will become the latest country to outlaw ultra-thin plastic bags, when a ban takes effect on Sunday, in a bid to cut pollution and save resources. The ban, announced by the State Council in January, halts the production of bags that are thinner than 0.025 mm…

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Paper, Plastic, or Something Better, Reusable Bags!

February 20, 2009

A great article on the rising need for reusable over plastic bags. Thanks to Larry West at about.com for giving us the straight facts about the harm that plastic bags have caused to us and our environment, both directly and indirectly.

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