Bag Monster Week in Review

Posted by — September 25, 2009 7:20 pm

Plastic bag news has been rolling in all week long – here are the highlights:

  • San Jose, CA City Council passed a ban on most plastic and paper shopping bags to take effect in 2011 – Mercury News
  • Ireland, the first to implement a plastic bag tax in 2002, has announced plans to double the per bag tax to 44 euro cents (59 US cents) – Guardian
  • The Kaua’i County plastic bag ban bill was stalled once again this week after officials voiced concerns about implementation and enforcement of the law – Kauaiworld
  • BayROC’s Second Annual “Bring Your Own Bag” Campaign launched this week throughout the nine Bay Area counties. The launch was successful and many shoppers received a free reusable ChicoBag™ in exchange for a pledge to kick their single-use bag habit. Here are some pictures, courtesy of BayROC.

Here are a few updates on Bag Monster® whereabouts:

  • Last Thursday, Bag Monster® was handing out ChicoBags™ to Santa Rosa City employees at their Green Vendor Fair. The day was dedicated to promoting environmentally friendly products to City employees. It was a zero-waste event, provided by Green Mary, utilizing reusable plates, utensils, cups, and compost bins. Bag Monster® had a great time with the City employees! Photos courtesy of City of Santa Rosa.
  • This weekend you can find the Bag Monster® in Carmel, CA with the Hilton Bialek Habitat at the Harvest Farm to Table event. Hilton Bialek Habitat is a unique environmental education center with a mission of inspiring students to understand, appreciate, and protect the natural environment. This two-day event will benefit the Hilton Bialek Habitat and celebrate agriculture, viticulture, cheese and good times. It takes place at the Quail Lodge Resort in Carmel Valley and will be fun for the whole family!
    For more information about the event go here
    For more information about Hilton Bialek Habitat go here

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