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How One Can Encourage Supermarkets To Avoid Plastic

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In striving to make the world a better place to live by supporting sustainable development, supermarkets have taken steps to reduce single-use plastic. This kind of campaign gained momentum in the UK when British Prime Minister Theresa May declared war against the use of plastic on ‘throwaway culture.’ The Prime Minister further added the encouragement…

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3 Simple Ways To Keep Your Lunch Fresh & Cool

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We all know how plastic bags are ruining the environment. Even then, an average American uses six plastic bags per week. Can’t we do anything about it? Is it so unavoidable? The answer to these questions is simple – switch to reusable bags. Reusable bags can be used for a very long time Typically hundreds…

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An Expert’s Guide On Why Should We Choose Reusable Bags

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In recent years people have become profound about protecting the environment; it’s every individual’s duty as so many factors are responsible for polluting our air, water, and surroundings. It could be better if we try reducing even minor effects of pollution on the earth. But how? An expert shares some meaningful tips for helping us…

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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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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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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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CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown Monday signed a bill imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways. “This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,”…

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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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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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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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Encinitas to pursue plastic bag ban

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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North's Walmart to encourage use of reusable bags

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:05 am | Updated: 2:19 am, Thu Mar 20, 2014. BY AMY DeMELIA SUN CHRONICLE STAFF | 0 comments NORTH ATTLEBORO – The local Walmart has joined a program that will allow the town’s schools to earn a piece of a $20,000 donation. Solid waste Director Michele Bernier said Walmart…

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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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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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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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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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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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Shopping Bag Trends from Top Global Retailers & Clever Designers

By evad // October 14, 20106 comments See link for photos of below descriptions: http://www.colourlovers.com/business/blog/2010/10/14/shopping-bag-trends-from-top-global-retailers-clever-designers Now that we’re all familiar with The Most Powerful Colors in the World it comes as no suprise that the top 10 global retailers all follow those same color trends. All except for one, that it is (way to go…

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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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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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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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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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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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Reusable shopping bags

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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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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Can reusable grocery bags make you sick, or is that just baloney?

Consumer Reports News: July 22, 2010 01:32 PM An old saw in the news business is “consider the source” – in other words, take into account not just what you’re hearing, but where it comes from. Which is why we’re not so swayed by a recent report about reusable grocery bags and their potential to…

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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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CLIMATE CHANGE AND REUSABLE BAGS

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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New Email Platform For Icegreen Packaging

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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Non-Woven Reusable Bags…Toronto's Answer to the Plastic Bag Ban

Toronto, Canada recently became the largest municipality to ban plastic shopping bags from grocery and shopping markets earlier this year. As the ban date of January 1, 2013 gets closer and closer, retailers are scrambling to find viable alternatives. Many retailers already offer some type of reusable bag for sale or use them as promotional…

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Reusable Bags: Plastic, Paper or Cloth? The Controversy Continues

Just as the city of Los Angeles moves to ban plastic bags in supermarkets all together – becoming the largest U.S. city to take that step – Toronto’s mayor has vowed to do away with that city’s five-cent per bag tax. In addition to Los Angeles, other large U.S. cities to make the move include…

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The Zero Waste Grocery Store

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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Reusable Bags Are Cool Again

Confidence in reusable bags was shaken slightly last year, when a couple of studies conducted on reusable bags found that some contain nasty bacteria and even heavy metals such as lead. The first was conducted on behalf of the folks who make plastic bags and the other was conducted by the Center for Consumer Freedom,…

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More People Making Reusable Bags A Part Of Their Routine

Reusable bags are getting an increasingly favourable reception from more and more shoppers who are taking the time to keep them on hand for their shopping trips. A recent article in the Miami Herald reported that shoppers are making an effort to keep them in their cars for everyday grocery shopping, and most shoppers seem…

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Reusable Bags: For So Much More Than Your Everyday Grocery Shopping

When people think of reusable bags, they usually picture snappy reusable canvas or polypropylene bags with custom images or logos on the side, perfect for grocery shopping and other household uses. But there’s a lot more out there than just reusable shopping bags. Reusable bags can be used for transporting just about anything, including food…

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Florida may become first bagless state in nation

By KEVIN SPEAR The Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — Paper or plastic? How about neither? Florida environmental officials want to make the state the first in the nation to prohibit throwaway plastic and paper bags. The proposed ban would follow a five-year phase-out during which escalating fees, starting at a nickel a bag, would be…

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Retailers jump on the bag-wagon

DEIRDRE KELLY From Monday’s Globe and Mail Published on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 12:00AM EDT Last updated on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 3:12AM EDT As fashion director of Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Robin Keeler has her pick of anything in the mall. But these days her accessory du jour is made of water-resistant polypropylene and costs…

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Save Mart Stores in Greater Sacramento Giving Away Reusable Bags

Sept 17, 2009 Save Mart stores in the greater Sacramento, Calif., area is supporting the “Got Your Bags?” campaign of the Keep California Beautiful organization by offering shoppers a free reusable grocery bag with a purchase of $20 or more. “Our company believes that reduce-reuse-recycle practices are part of good business,” said Steve Junqueiro, president…

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Jute and cotton bags are back in demand in HP

Shimla, October 2, 2009: Jute and cotton bags are back in demand as Himachal Pradesh say goodbye to non-biodegrable polythene bags on Friday. In 1999, Himachal Pradesh was the first state to ban recycled colour polythene bags. All kinds of polythene bags are currently banned in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh. Chief Minister Prem…

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Kroger’s pink reusable bags benefit breast cancer research

Bags will be offered throughout October and replace thousands of plastic bags Published: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 8:15 AM EDT COLUMBUS��” The color pink and the pink ribbon has become America’s symbol for breast cancer awareness. Throughout October, Kroger customers will have the opportunity to purchase pink reusable bags, with proceeds supporting breast cancer research.…

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Wegmans incentive for reusable bags

Wegmans has announced a new incentive to get you to use one of their reusable shopping bags. The grocery chain is giving a coupon for $1 off every time you use it. The reusable shopping bags come in various colors and cost $1. They’re supposed to last about two years. The $1 off coupon is…

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Wal-Mart Sets Goal to Reduce Its Global Plastic Shopping Bag Waste by One-Third

Retailer’s effort could eliminate plastic waste equivalent to 9 billion plastic bags  NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today committed to reduce its global plastic shopping bag waste by an average of 33 percent per store by 2013. This is expected to eliminate more than 135 million pounds of plastic…

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San Jose set to ban both plastic, paper bags at stores

Plastic and paper shopping bags may soon no longer be an option at San Jose stores after the City Council voted to ban them at all retailers beginning in 2010. The City Council voted 9-1 to ban single-use plastic and paper bags effective Dec. 31, 2010. The ban comes after San Francisco in 2007 beecame…

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Councillor wants to know if plastic bag bylaw is working

Toronto’s four-month-old plastic bag bylaw will be up for review on Wednesday. One city councillor says it’s time to look at whether the program has been a success. The bylaw came into effect on June 1, requiring stores to charge five cents for plastic bags. The idea behind the bylaw is to reduce the number…

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Viewpoint – Thrifty Foods’ view on plastic bags

In the interest of fairness and accuracy, I must respond to a recent “food for thought . . .” advertisement that has appeared in the Driftwood showing a letter written by Sandy Wittrin of Mesachie Lake to the Cowichan Valley Citizen. This person voiced a number of concerns related to Thrifty Foods discontinuing plastic grocery…

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Winn-Dixie Introduces Next Generation of Reusable Bags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:WINN) introduced a new line of high-quality reusable bags today that make it easy for customers to go green fashionably. The eco-friendly bags, made from 95 percent recycled material, come in four trendy designs featuring fresh, high-color graphics. The bags will retail for $1.50 each and will be available at…

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Debate Over Plastic Bags Heats Up In Seattle

by Martin Kaste August 10, 2009 The plastics industry is spending more than $1 million to fight a surcharge on grocery bags in Seattle. In an effort to reduce plastic and paper waste, the City Council imposed the 20-cent-per-bag charge last year. But the American Chemistry Council helped fund a petition drive that forced the…

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Reusable bags still best option

Kamloops – Stung by falling demand for its products, the much-maligned plastic bag industry launched an offensive of its own this week, suggesting reusable grocery bags — the kind you see in the arms of an increasing number of shoppers these days — carry the risk of contamination and possible food poisoning. The Canadian Plastics Industry…

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Grocers, big chains to promote reusable bags

Reusable bags still best option Stung by falling demand for its products, the much-maligned plastic bag industry launched an offensive of its own this week, suggesting reusable grocery bags — the kind you see in the arms of an increasing number of shoppers these days — carry the risk of contamination and possible food poisoning.…

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Thanks, I have my own bag

There’s one sure way to beat the paper vs. plastic debate: refuse the store’s bag and bring your own. Canadians take home over 55 million plastic shopping bags every week. Lightweight and strong, these bags have become a regular part of our shopping experience. They also are part of a litter problem, where bags end…

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