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Expansion on San Francisco Bag Ban Ordinance
/ November 10, 2011 8:28 am

Expansion on San Francisco Bag Ban Ordinance

A further incentive for San Francisco shoppers to bring their own bags is on its way. An amendment to the existing ban on plastic bags has been introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi.  The amendment would extend the ban by prohibiting all retail stores and restaurants from handing out free single-use disposable bags, as well as imposing a minimum 10 cent fee [&hellip

CNN Presents Plastic Wars
/ November 4, 2011 11:51 am

CNN Presents Plastic Wars

We want to draw your attention to CNN Presents which last Sunday aired an informative and fascinating segment titled Plastic Wars.  The piece featured our own Andy Keller and Marcus Eriksen, as well as representatives from Hilex Poly and the American Chemistry Council.  There was even a brief, cameo appearance by the Bag Monster himself! For those of you who missed this [&hellip

Plastic Bag Bans — They’re Not Just for Cities, Counties and States Anymore
/ November 3, 2011 6:50 am

Plastic Bag Bans — They’re Not Just for Cities, Counties and States Anymore

On a regular basis, we highlight those communities that are making efforts to reduce consumption of single-use plastic bags. However, there is a growing movement at universities across the country to eliminate plastic bags on their campuses as well as the cities where the campuses are located.  Here are just a few: University of Oregon, Eugene: A campus branch of OSPIRG (Oregon State [&hellip

More Cities Contemplate Bans on Plastic Bags
/ October 21, 2011 12:02 pm

More Cities Contemplate Bans on Plastic Bags

The number of governments that are contemplating bans on plastic bags continue to grow, and as always, we encourage our readers to lend their support  by writing letters,  attending meetings to make their voice heard, and continuing to  take full advantage of their reusable bags! Chicago, IL.  In Chicago,  Alderman Joe Moreno of the 1st Ward, will officially introduce an ordinance to [&hellip

Municipalities Looking at Bag Ban Legislation
/ October 10, 2011 9:32 am

Municipalities Looking at Bag Ban Legislation

The number of cities and counties which are now contemplating bans on single-use plastic grocery bags is encouraging.  Here are some of the latest: Hailey, Idaho – What started out as a grassroots movement by high school students from Wood River High School, is now a proposed ordinance on the Hailey, Idaho ballot and will be available for vote by [&hellip