Posts Tagged ‘Thermal Bags’

A Thermal Bag to Store Your Food and More for Picnics

A picnic bag is a must if you have food items to be kept cool for an outdoor meal. Although attractive woven baskets have been in use for a long period of time, they don’t have the provision of keeping food items cool; there is a shortage of storage space as well. Thermal bags are becoming increasingly more…

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Stop Being a Bag Lady (or Bag Guy)

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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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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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 Grocery Bag Influence Shoppers Choices

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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Hawaii County Set To Begin Plastic Bag Ban

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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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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Texas Store Gives New Meaning to ‘Reusable Shopping Bags’

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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5 Alternative Uses for Reusable Shopping Bags

https://livegreen.recyclebank.com/5-Alternative-Uses-for-Reusable-Shopping-Bags 5 Alternative Uses for Reusable Shopping Bags Oct 21, 2013 by Jessica Harlan Too many reusable shopping bags? They’re good for way more than just groceries. There can be too much of a good thing when it comes to reusable shopping bags for your groceries. Those bags are tempting to buy — so many…

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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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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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