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PLASTIC INDUSTRY NEWS

Plastic Bag Maker Buys Paper Bag Maker

Sign of the Times? Here is a press release from Hilex Poly, a leading plastic…

Chicago’s Bag Ban Is Job Killer Says SPI

Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 2014 – SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association released a statement…

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BANS

California Passes First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Sacramento, California, Aug. 29, 2014 (PBBR) – For several years, since 2007, California politicians have…

Four More California Cities Ban Plastic Bags

Salinas, California, Aug. 27, 2014 (PBBR) – The past month has been a very busy…

Gonzales, CA Adopts Reusable Bag Regulation

Gonzales, California, July 7, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Gonzales passed an ordinance…

Evanston, Illinois Bans Plastic Bags

Evanston, Illinois, July 28, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of the City of Evanston…

Monterey County Bans Thin-Film Plastic Bags

Monterey County, California, July 29, 2014 (PBBR) – Today, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors…

Australia

Freemantle Becomes “Plastic Bag Free City”

Freemantle, Western Australia, July 9, 2014 (PBBR) – The Strategic and General Services Committee of…

Tasmanian Government Invokes Plastic Bag Ban

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

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
SB 270: A Businessman’s Perspective

SB 270: A Businessman’s Perspective

Businessman Gary Ray of Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA gives his perspective of SB 270, California’s new state-wide plastic…

Saratoga Springs Working To Ban Plastic

Saratoga Springs Working To Ban Plastic

Saratoga Springs, NY, Aug. 27,2014 (PBBR) – On August 15, I visited the City of Saratoga Springs, New…

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…

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…

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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…