Bag Monsters beware. The United States is considering a bill that would essentially make Bag Monsters as popular as lead paint. The bill is titled, “Trash Reduction Act” of 2013, and was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on Earth Day of this year. If passed, it would place a five-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags in every
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Single-use bags are easy to spoof since they're such a bad idea. The Bag Monster™ feature 500 bags; the average number of plastic bags an American uses yearly.
What’s the best way to motivate shoppers to get in the habit of using reusable bags? Many stores offer a discount to customers for every reusable bag they use in place of single-use plastic or paper bags. This is a great way to reward those who use reusable bags, but does it change people’s behavior? Some stores are finding that it doesn’t.
Here’s a humorous video about 5-cent bag taxes. It was produced by Craig Shattner, an independent video producer out of the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. For more information about Craig Shattner Video Productions, visit his website here
Napa City Council members are unanimously in support of the idea of a ban on single-use plastic bags after listening to comments from 16 people at a recent meeting. Grassroots group Napa Valley CanDo has led the way in gaining support for the ban, and in May 2012, the city implemented a sustainability plan, which included a strategy to get
A research paper written by Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright from the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law and Economics has created a bit of controversy over the health implications of plastic-bag bans. The paper asserted that the increased use of reusable grocery bags because of San Francisco County’s plastic-bag ban has caused more ER visits, and even deaths.