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PLASTIC INDUSTRY NEWS

Pete Grande, Command Packaging Make smarterbags™Available Locally

smarterbags™ Available at Local Grocers Los Angeles, CA (January 9, 2014) – Command Packaging, a…

Command Packaging Engineers smarterbags™

Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2017 (PBBR) – Finally, a plastic bag manufacturer has stepped…

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About Ted Duboise

Ted Duboise has been a business man for more than 40 years.
Working to preserve the environment, Ted has published Plastic Bag Ban Report for four years.

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BANS

Mercer Island Bag Ban Starts Earth Day

Mercer Island, Washington, April 2, 2014 (PBBR) – Mercer Island, WA, located in King County,…

Chico, CA Plastic Bag Ordinance Adopted

Chico, CA, April 1, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Chico, California voted 4-2…

Palm Springs Bans Single-Use Carryout Bags

Palm Springs, California, March 31, 2014 (PBBR) – After a year of study, research and…

City of Desert Hot Springs Bans Plastic Bags

Desert Hot Springs, California, March 31, 2014 (PBBR) – On March 18, Desert Hot Springs…

Walnut Creek, CA Nixes Plastic Bags

Walnut Creek, California, March 4, 2014 (PBBR) – Walnut Creek joined a long line of…

Australia

Tasmanian Government Invokes Plastic Bag Ban

Tasmania, November 9, 2013 (PBBR) – The Tasmanian Government has invoked a plastic bag ban…

Hope for Queensland Plastic Bag Ban Rises Anew

BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia, October 19, 2012 (ENS) – The nonprofit Queensland Conservation Council is renewing…

Canada

Toronto Trashes Its Plastic Bag Ban

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, November 28, 2012 (ENS) – Toronto City Council today threw out its…

CPIA Threatens Legal Action to Stop Toronto’s Bag Ban

Canadian Plastics Industry Association Toronto, CA, October 3, 2012 (PBBR) – The Canadian Plastics Industry…

Philippines

Baguio Mayor Wins Merchants Over to Biodegradable Bags

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan is proud of…

Grassroots Efforts
Got Your Bags – Florida Keys

Got Your Bags – Florida Keys

Written by Leigh Anne Schuler Florida Keys, Dec. 18, 2012 – “Got Your Bags?” Florida Keys is a coalition of…

Another City Embraces Bag Ban

Another City Embraces Bag Ban

Laguna Vista, TX, Sept. 20, 2012 – The following article was originally published by Valley Green Space. Written…

12-Year-Old Takes on ‘Big Plastic’ With Petition

12-Year-Old Takes on ‘Big Plastic’ With Petition

CHICAGO, Illinois, July 10, 2012 (ENS) – People are still signing Abby Goldberg’s petition asking the governor of…

Trying To Change People’s Bag Habits

Trying To Change People’s Bag Habits

Gravity – The Meaning of Life by Matt Adams When I was 29, I left an amazing group…

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PROPOSED BANS

Heartland Cities Consider Plastic Bag Bans

Laredo, TX, July 13, 2013 (PBBR) – We have come to expect cities along coastal…

Tompkins County, NY Considers Plastic Bag Ban

Ithaca, New York, July 1, 2013 (PBBR) – The Tompkins County Legislature is considering adopting…

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StudentWorx

UN Honors Young Kenyan for Plastic Bag Recycling

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, November 12, 2012 (ENS) – A Kenyan community project that turns plastic bags into…

Students Join Plastic Bag Free Village Campaign

Editor’s Note:  This was so good, I had to share it.  Teaching students at an early…

European Commission

European Parliament Supports Carrier Bag Reduction

Berlin, April 16, 2014 – Today, the European Parliament adopted a report to demonstrate its support…

European Parliament Takes Aim At Plastic Bags

STRASBOURG, France, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee Monday approved…

Polystyrene

United Airlines Replaces Foam Coffee Cup

New InCycle® Cup Fully Recyclable CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – United Airlines is introducing a new,…

NYC Mayor Bloomberg To Ban Polystyrene Food Containers

New York City, Feb 16, 2013 – On Thursday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed…

Ocean Debris

New Study: Plastic Fragments in Seabird Stomachs

Mediterranean Sea, March 1, 2014 (PBBR) – Plastic debris in our oceans is killing seabirds. A…

Superfunding Possible for Tern Island, Awash in Plastic

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 19, 2013 (ENS) – A petition submitted by the Center for Biological…