Posts Tagged ‘bags’

BC Supreme Court rules in favour of Victoria’s plastic bag ban

By Richard ZussmanOnline Journalist based at B.C. Legislature  Global News The BC Supreme Court has ruled the city of Victoria can ban single-use plastic checkout bags. The court dismissed the challenge to the City’s Checkout Bag Regulation by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association on Tuesday. “The City is very pleased that the Court has confirmed our ability to…

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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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Lululemon and Reusable Bag Branding

By David Lawson,Icegreen Inc.   Are you branding as well as Lululemon, the Vancouver-based maker of trendy yoga and running wear? Theirs is a great example of how smart for the environment can definitely mean smart for business too. You’d have to be pretty far removed from any media or pop culture references not to…

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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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ICEGREEN ENDS 2013 WITH STRONG 4TH QUARTER, AND CELEBRATES RECORD YEAR!

Icegreen has reported a record 4th quarter sales since its inception in 2008; as a result 2013 has been its best year. Company President and Founder David Lawson: “We are very pleased with the results of 2013, we have secured some very large accounts and as well, our core business has remained very stable. We…

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Reusable shopping bags

September 15, 2013 12:00 am • By Jill Cataldo CTW Features Smart Living Tip: As attractive as “beating or cheating” the system may seem, it’s never advisable to do something fraudulent in the name of saving or making money. While we seem to hear more fraud stories on the consumer side versus the retailer side,…

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Proposal: 10 cent charge on plastic and paper bags

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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County to encourage reusable bags

Would team with Recycle Utah Aaron Osowski, The Park Record Posted: 08/16/2013 05:01:06 PM MDT http://www.parkrecord.com/news/ci_23879712/county-encourage-reusable-bags Click photo to enlarge An employee of The Market at Park City bags groceries in a plastic bag. Summit County is… Summit County has begun conversations to develop a resolution to encourage the use of reusable grocery bags and…

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New Email Platform For Icegreen Packaging

Icegreen Recycles its Email System with Google Apps for Business International eco-champion Icegreen is a Canadian-owned manufacturer and distributor of “green,” reusable bags. The company is the brainchild of Icegreen’s president, David Lawson. Lawson is passionate about recycling and founded Icegreen to help businesses switch from traditional packaging to green, recyclable packaging products. To that…

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Los Angeles Moves to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles City Council recently passed a motion granting preliminary approval to a measure that would outlaw plastic bags at grocery stores. As the second largest municipality in the United States, the measure – which would take effect January 1 2014 – carries a lot of weight.It’s estimated that the outright ban on disposable plastic…

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From Plastic to Reusable Paper Bags

Consumer trends affect every business. To today’s consumer, the plastic bag carries negative connotations. It’s true they are recyclable but studies have shown that only about 5% of all disposable plastic bags are ever recycled. Are you sending the right message as a business? Paper kraft bags are compostable and recyclable; you won’t see them…

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Plastic Bag Bans Court Controversy

Toronto City Council’s recent decision to backtrack on previous plans to ban the use of plastic bags from grocery markets seems to come in opposition to the prevailing trend in North America. Across the continent, it’s true, many municipalities have instituted or are discussing some type of plastic bag ban or tariff similar to the…

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Toronto Councillors Revoke Plastic Bag Ban

Toronto councilors have decided to backtrack on their decision earlier this year to ban single-use plastic bags from grocery stores, a move that was to take effect as of January 1, 2013. The decision is reported to be based on legal advice sought after the City was confronted with legal challenges, including one from the…

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Reusable Hotel Laundry Bags

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 hotel industry often gets bad press when it comes to the environment, notorious for…

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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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