Posts Tagged ‘Plastic Bags’

Meet your new solution to single-use plastic bags

Introducing our latest earth-friendly packaging innovation Economically priced and environmentally friendly substitute to plastic bags. More cost effective than traditionally sewn reusable tote bags. A perfect solution for municipal plastic bag bans.  Strong and Durable, constructed with machine heat-sealed seams creating optimized strength and significant savings.  Custom screen printed with your logo or artwork and…

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Reusable Laundry Bags For Hotel Chains, Cruise Lines and Retail Stores

  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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NYC Looking at Bag Fee?

Mayor de Blasio’s administration is ‘looking very closely’ at a proposal to add fees to plastic shopping bags. PAUL SAKUMA/AP Mayor de Blasio’s administration is ‘looking very closely’ at a proposal to add fees to plastic shopping bags. The de Blasio administration is “looking very closely” at a proposal to slap fees on plastic shopping…

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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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Fort Collins council backs grocery bag fee

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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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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Giving up the plastic bag habit

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?

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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SeaWorld donates reusable bags to city

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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San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Now Includes Restaurants

San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Now Includes Restaurants SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Beginning Tuesday, that doggie bag at your favorite San Francisco eatery will cost you. As is already the case at grocery and retail stores in the city, plastic bags are now officially off the menu for leftovers and takeout at restaurants. A ten-cent fee…

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amysmartplasticbags Amy Smart v. Plastic Bags, Her Fight for Change

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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Why You Can't Count On the Plastic Bag Anymore

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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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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Tax vs. fee at issue in Denver bag-ban proposal

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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NEW YORK CITY TO CHARGE 10 CENTS PER BAG TO REDUCE LANDFILL COSTS

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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Metro Reusable Bags

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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