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Icegreen now offers recycled Natural and White Kraft Twisted Handle Paper Bags, made in Ontario, Canada. We are among the industry leaders supplying recycled and eco-friendly paper bags to Canada and the U.S. By partnering with some of North America’s leading paper mills, we offer heavyweight recycled bags that are the perfect solution for quick-service…

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

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A national newspaper columnist wrote that “banning plastic bags will do exactly nothing to save the planet.” She went on to argue that they’re even environmentally friendly. Outright bans may not be the best solution, but plastic bags pose a big problem that must be addressed. The columnist appeared to be more interested in contrarianism…

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Evanston officials are conducting an online questionnaire aimed at helping residents stop using plastic bags and transition to reusable shopping bags by August 2015. The questionnaire will be used to gather the public’s opinion on how Evanston’s new plastic bag ban, which was passed in July, should be implemented and adjusted, Evanston’s sustainable programs coordinator…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Texas Store Gives New Meaning to ‘Reusable Shopping Bags’ When shoppers leave Patina Green Home and Market, they’re never sure exactly what bag they’ll get to tote their purchases home. That’s because owner Kaci Lyford is a firm believer in reusing and recycling — and she saw eliminating shopping bags from her store as an…

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http://www.thestreet.com/story/12037191/1/why-you-cant-count-on-the-plastic-bag-anymore.html Why You Can’t Count On the Plastic Bag Anymore BY Laura Kiesel| 09/19/13 – 07:45 AM EDT See what Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link are trading today. BOSTON (TheStreet) — They can be found everywhere: in the hands of shoppers, blowing down the streets, entangled in trees and even congregating as part of massive…

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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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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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By Jeremy Carroll STAFF REPORTER http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20130823/NEWS/130829960/tax-vs-fee-at-issue-in-denver-bag-ban-proposal# While officials in Denver are expected to debate the merits of a plastic and paper bag fee in early September, opponents of the measure say the fee isn’t a fee at all. Instead they say it’s a tax. While sometimes the discussion around bag fees or taxes is one…

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Lawmakers propose dime-charge on grocery bags CHRIS BRAGG AUGUST 20, 2013 1:49 P.M. Share Print Email RELATED NEWS Netflix strikes movie deal with Weinstein Co. City tries again to get new taxi on the road Eateries protest plastic-foam ban Council plans plastic-bag crackdown Updated: August 20, 2013 4:14 p.m. A bill to force New York…

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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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Randy Moorman: Reusable bags limit climate impact POSTED: 07/30/2013 01:00:00 AM MDT Does anyone believe that creating waste is better for the environment? Apparently Ralph Shnelvar and Quentin McKenna do (Guest commentary, July 21). In their recent opinion piece, “Save the planet: Use a plastic bag” they argue using disposable, single-use plastic bags at the…

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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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Architect Jeremy Barbour has discovered a new – and highly creative – use for the classic brown paper bag. Barbour, of the Brooklyn based firm TACKLEBOX Architecture, created the design for the interior of OWEN, a clothing boutique in the city’s chic Meatpacking District which calls for a whopping 25,000 or so paper bags. They…

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Most grocery stores have a bulk food section of perhaps a couple of rows and limited to a few categories of dry goods. Even specialty stores like those in Canada’s Bulk Barn chain offer a fairly narrow range of dry goods and products like peanutbutter and honey. Imagine though, that concept taken store- and product-wide, where absolutely everything is offered from bulk bins? That’s the basic model followed by a new retail trend, the “zero waste” grocery store, which goes way beyond offering reusable bags or a few items to eliminating non-resusable packaging all together.

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