Posts Tagged ‘news for reusable 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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Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness

  How much are whiter teeth and smoother skin worth to you? Are they worth the water and fish in the Great Lakes? The cormorants that nest along the shore? The coral reefs that provide refuge and habitat for so much ocean life? Are they worth the oceans that give us half the oxygen we…

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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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The beginning of the end of our plastic bag society?

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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Reusable Bags Help Reduce Toxic Litter

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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Cameroon Plans to Phase Out Plastic Bags

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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