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Giving up the plastic bag habit

July 1, 2014

Six months after the ‘plastic bag ban’ in Tasmania we are still buying them and using them, albeit not the disposable lightweight versions. Does the ban go far enough, or have we created a new ‘normal’ with heavier versions in the market? While the light plastic bags have been banned, we continue to use a…

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Retailers push reusable bags to save money, environment

June 30, 2014

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=3609688 PROVIDENCE By Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press 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…

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The beginning of the end of our plastic bag society?

April 7, 2014

The beginning of the end of our plastic bag society? Apr 7, 2014 Posted by Queenseyes In City, Regional Comments 11 If you believe that it’s time that we limit the number of plastic bags that end up in our landfills, blowing around our streets, in our waterways, and even minuscule bits that end up…

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As plastic-bag ban looms, L.A. plans to give out totes

April 4, 2014

With a plastic-bag ban set to go into effect in Los Angeles on the first of the new year, city officials are launching a campaign to get residents in the habit of using reusable totes. The city has teamed up with environmental groups and nonprofit organizations that work with veterans and former gang members to…

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Encinitas to pursue plastic bag ban

April 4, 2014

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/21/encinitas-plastic-environmental-restrictions/ ENCINITAS — Encinitas will create its own ban on single-use plastic bags, instead of waiting for state legislators to vote on weaker restrictions early next year, the City Council decided this week. The environment “can’t wait for the state to get its act together,” Councilwoman Lisa Shaffer said Wednesday night as the council asked…

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North's Walmart to encourage use of reusable bags

March 21, 2014

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:05 am | Updated: 2:19 am, Thu Mar 20, 2014. BY AMY DeMELIA SUN CHRONICLE STAFF | 0 comments NORTH ATTLEBORO – The local Walmart has joined a program that will allow the town’s schools to earn a piece of a $20,000 donation. Solid waste Director Michele Bernier said Walmart…

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Reusable Grocery Bag Influence Shoppers Choices

March 21, 2014

http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/02/22/reusable-grocery-bags-influence-shoppers-choices/66248.html By TRACI PEDERSEN Associate News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on February 22, 2014 Reusable Grocery Bags Influence Shoppers’ ChoicesEnvironment-friendly canvas grocery bags have a surprising influence over what products people buy, according to researchers from Harvard Business School (HBS). Not only do reusable bag shoppers choose more organic and environmentally friendly…

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Reusable Bags Help Reduce Toxic Litter

March 4, 2014

http://www.westlakebayvillageobserver.com/read/2014/03/04/reusable-bags-help-reduce-toxic-litter Reusable bags help reduce toxic litter by Brenda OReilly Reusable bags reduce litter. This plastic bag was photographed on a roadway in Bay Village. Many people are now bringing their reusable bags to the store. So, why is it so important? Well for one thing, plastic bags litter the environment. It’s hard to leave…

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Hawaii County Set To Begin Plastic Bag Ban

January 9, 2014

FOLLOW: Hawaii Plastic Bags, Hawaii News, Plastic Bag Ban, Green Hawaii, Plastic Bag, Plastic Bags Hawaii, Green News http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/31/hawaii-plastic-bag-ban_n_4525000.html Imagine a future where endless balls of plastic bags aren’t jammed underneath the kitchen sink, where the idea of a “plastic bag holder” is as quaint as a CD rack, and where that famous scene in…

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SeaWorld donates reusable bags to city

January 8, 2014

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jan/08/environment-seaworld-reusable-bags/ SeaWorld donated 25,000 reusable bags to the city of San Diego on Wednesday, to help residents break the plastic bag habit before the city considers whether to ban them. The marine park, which has been plastic bag free since 2011, wants to encourage San Diegans to bring their own bags, in order to minimize…

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