"single-use bags"

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

/ October 12, 2011 12:34 pm

Aspen, Colorado Regulates Single-Use Bags

The City Council of Aspen, Colorado has passed an ordinance regulating single-use bags.  At the regular meeting of the Council on Tuesday, October 11, Council members voted 4-1 to approve the ordinance. The approved ordinance will ban distribution of single-use plastic bags and will place a twenty-cent fee on paper bags.  The ordinance only affects retail grocery stores within the [&hellip

Compostable Plastic Bags
/ April 15, 2011 8:08 am

Compostable Plastic Bags

Across the U.S. and many other countries, plastic bag bans are being passed, and many more are being proposed, in many municipalities and counties.  Currently, several states have pending legislation to pass single-use bag bans statewide. As time goes on, more and more of the legislation and ordinances are banning not only plastic bags but also paper bags.  The term [&hellip