Bag Monster® Week in Review

Posted by — October 30, 2009 9:25 pm

There has been a lot of news on the reusable bag movement this week. Here’s the latest:

  • Santa Cruz County Supervisor, Mike Stone, has plans to make Santa Cruz County, CA paper and plastic bag free by Earth Day 2010. Read More
  • Los Angeles county kicked off their “Got Your Bags” campaign on Thursday. The campaign is a public education and outreach effort to encourage California shoppers to use reusable bags. Read More
  • Northern Ireland retailers are being urged by the Environment Minister, Edwin Poots, to further reduce plastic bag usage. Since May 2006 Northern Ireland has seen a 38% drop in usage, but it is not enough. Read More
  • City and County officials in Hollister, CA are researching ways to reduce plastic bag use and encourage shoppers to use reusable bags. Read More
  • Calabasas, CA City Council puts a proposed plastic bag ban on hold until an environmental impact report is completed by the County of Los Angeles. Read More
  • The City Development Committee of Yangon in Myanmar ordered plastic producers to stop all small and thin plastic production by the end of November. Read More
  • Milpitas, CA has taken the first step towards banning single-use plastic bags. City Council voted unanimously, 4-0, to conduct a study on single-use plastic bags throughout the city.  Read More

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