Posts Tagged ‘plastic bag bans’

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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Evanston polls public on switch to reusable bags

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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Retailers push reusable bags to save money, environment

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

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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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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Pittsburg OKs plastic bag ban

Pittsburg OKs plastic bag ban By Eve Mitchell Contra Costa Times POSTED: 10/22/2013 03:05:56 PM PDT | UPDATED: ABOUT 15 HOURS AGO PITTSBURG — Say goodbye to plastic bags in Pittsburg. Over the objections of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, the City Council voted 5-0 to ban single-use plastic bags as a way to reduce…

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