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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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Using paper or plastic bags could end up costing Fort Collins shoppers at the grocery store check-out counter. The City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance requiring grocers to charge customers 10 cents for each disposable bag supplied by the store. Grocers would keep all revenue generated by the fee under the…

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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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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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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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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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Cameroon Plans to Phase Out Plastic Bags Cameroonian officials say proliferating plastic bags, ironically called ‘African flowers’, are becoming an environmental nuisance (AP).. Cameroonian officials say proliferating plastic bags, ironically called ‘African flowers’, are becoming an environmental nuisance (AP).. Pin It RELATED ARTICLES Child Malnutrition Spreading in Cameroon TEXT SIZE Ntaryike Divine Jr. August 27,…

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Amy Smart v. Plastic Bags, Her Fight for Change Actress and environmental activist, Amy Smart, recently shared her battle against plastic bags on Huffington Post. Smart first became involved in environmental protection in high school. Soaking up the beauty from the mountains and the ocean inspired her to volunteer for Heal the Bay. “I loved…

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Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:39 PM EDT Updated: Sep 03, 2013 12:39 PM EDT By LUKE FUNK, Senior Web Producer – NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) – New legislation that is aimed to dramatically reduce bag use in New York City would put a $.10 surcharge on plastic or paper carry out bags at grocery and retail…

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)— The Baltimore City Council Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee was set to hear the pros and cons of a fee on plastic and paper bags. Pat Warren reports the hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning was canceled. Every plastic and paper bag distributed by city retailers–including grocery stores and mini-marts would be subject to…

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