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Will Governor Brown Evict Plastic Bags for Good?
/ September 9, 2014 10:48 am

Will Governor Brown Evict Plastic Bags for Good?

Governor Brown has promised he will sign a statewide plastic bag ban into law. The bill, SB 270, will phase out such bags in grocery stores and pharmacies beginning July 2015, and in convenience stores one year later.

National Bag-Fee Proposal Threatens Bag Monsters
/ May 21, 2013 3:56 pm

National Bag-Fee Proposal Threatens Bag Monsters

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 [&hellip

Single-use Bag Reduction Methods
/ May 10, 2013 3:10 am

Single-use Bag Reduction Methods

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.  [&hellip

PORTLAND PASSES BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS
/ July 21, 2011 3:41 pm

PORTLAND PASSES BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS

In a unanimous vote by the Portland, Oregon City Council, single use plastic bags have been banned from the city of Portland, Oregon. The Mayor of Portland, Sam Adams, originally introduced the ordinance to the City Council of Portland last year.  He agreed to delay the vote, however, waiting to see if the Oregon State Legislature would pass SB536, a [&hellip

On The Ocean – 2
/ March 26, 2011 9:56 am

On The Ocean – 2

Noontime position: 37 54.7 South, 74 04.3 West We’re underway! 11 of us stand on deck, soaking in the stunning view as we navigate our way through the gorgeous channels that wend lazily from Valdivia to the sea. Picturesque little villages break up the thick, green forests bordering us on all sides. A perfect day for setting sail — and [&hellip