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Andy Keller, entrepreneur and activist has traveled the country as the dreaded Bag Monster to increase support for single-use plastic bag reduction efforts. Keller is the Founder and CEO of the ChicoBag Company and a Founding Member of the Reusable Bag Association.

History of the Plastic Bag (Updated 11/2016)
/ November 11, 2016 12:00 am

History of the Plastic Bag (Updated 11/2016)

In an effort to understand how the recent lawsuits fit into the larger strategy of the plastics industry, I began investigating the history of industry’s litigation tactics, and uncovered a long and largely untold story of conflict between the public and the now ubiquitous plastic bag. This timeline is intended as a starting point for people interested in the history and tactics of the single-use plastics industry

Rekindle the Love
/ September 22, 2015 10:08 am

Rekindle the Love

As humans, we go to work or school, go grocery shopping, run errands, take care of family and otherwise live life. Our world can easily shrink to the size of our city, town, or neighborhood. We can easily find ourselves living in a world full of asphalt, concrete, buildings and cars for months, years, or even a lifetime. With over [&hellip

Jack Johnson vs. Bag Monster
/ July 6, 2015 1:57 pm

Jack Johnson vs. Bag Monster

When Jack Johnson is not spreading love and joy around the world with his music, he is most likely giving back to the world through his Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation  or back to his home community of Hawaii via the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.  Jack, a lover of the oceans and nature, along with his Wife Kim Johnson and their foundations, have helped untold millions [&hellip

The Big Lie About Recyling of Plastics
/ November 14, 2011 11:12 am

The Big Lie About Recyling of Plastics

I recently read a well-researched article in the East Bay Express by Nate Seltenrich.  The article details Berkeley, California’s behind-the-scenes issues with the recycling of plastics within their community.  It further highlights the problems of the “recycle” mantra of the plastics industry. For many years, the city of Berkeley has encouraged its residents to reduce plastic use, apparently without success.  [&hellip

Today | Human Population Reaches 7 Billion – Bag Monster Population Still a Mystery!
/ October 31, 2011 2:34 pm

Today | Human Population Reaches 7 Billion – Bag Monster Population Still a Mystery!

On a planet with a growing population exceeding 7 billion, and with a finite supply of fossil fuel locked deep within its crust, is it still rational to take extraordinary risks to extract this precious and limited resource and use it to make single-use disposable plastic products that are made to be thrown away? If you haven’t kicked your single-use [&hellip

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