Cheboygan First To Pass Plastic Bag Initiative

Cheboygan First To Pass Plastic Bag Initiative

The State of Michigan has no plastic bag bans. However, that doesn’t mean the citizens aren’t concerned about the environment and the harms that plastic bags cause. In Cheboygan, a concerned group has taken the initiative to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags. The Straits Area Concerned Citizens for Peace and Justice and the […]

2014: The Beginning of the End of Microplastics in Personal Care Products?

2014: The Beginning of the End of Microplastics in Personal Care Products?

Written by Erica Cirino Good news for those concerned with the Earth’s major plastic pollution problem: last year was not a good one for microplastics, particularly the tiny polyethylene exfoliating beads found in many popular face/body washes, soaps, scrubs and toothpastes. In 2014, a significant number of personal care product manufacturers managed to successfully eliminate the use of microbeads in […]

Recycling Must Become A Habit

Recycling Must Become A Habit

Recycle. Plastic. Ocean Debris. Columbus, GA, Jan. 19, 2015 (PolyLaws.org) – These words, Recycle, Plastic, Ocean Debris, are some of the most popular words in our society today. They are spoken a multitude of times each day. They are written about in numerous publications on a daily basis. They are Tweeted too many times to […]

Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban

Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban

“Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban” is an environmental guidebook for starting a plastic bag ban in your hometown. Easy to read, the book chapters include: “Problems with Plastic Bags”, “Elements of an Ordinance”, “Getting City Hall’s Attention”, and “Resources” that will help in your campaign. Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban is written by Ted Duboise, […]

Recycling as Convenient as Plastic

Recycling as Convenient as Plastic

Most disposable plastic can be recycled. Few Americans recycle because it is inconvenient. I fully believe that people would put recyclables into recycle bins if there was a recycle bin handy. Trash cans are everywhere you go: at the gas station, convenience store, fast food outlets, at the mall, at the park, on the beach. […]

Top Ten Reasons to Ban Plastic Bags

Top Ten Reasons to Ban Plastic Bags

1. Hazard to Marine Life, Sea Birds, Animals Plastic bags do not degrade in the marine environment. Plastic bags photo-degrade, meaning they break down into smaller and smaller bits of plastic but never completely go away. Marine animals, such as turtles, and seabirds see these micro plastic particles floating in the water and think that […]

Why Ban Plastic Bags?

Why Ban Plastic Bags?

While being interviewed by a journalist in Africa, I was asked the question, “Why ban plastic bags?” It was a very good question. I proceeded to explain briefly the following ten reasons why I feel plastic bags should be extinct across the world. I also stated that plastic bags are a great invention. Concurrently, they […]

EU Sets New Rules to Regulate Plastic Bags

EU Sets New Rules to Regulate Plastic Bags

Brussels, Belgium, December 17, 2014 – Meeting in Brussels today, the Council of the European Union reached a political agreement on a draft directive to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic bags. In a new set of rules, the Council intends to limit the negative environmental impact of litter from plastic carrier bags. Plastic carrier […]

Long Island’s East End Gaines 2 New Bans

Long Island’s East End Gaines 2 New Bans

The East End of Long Island has been talking plastic bag bans for quite awhile. Recently, two more towns passed plastic bag legislation. The towns of Southampton and East Hampton adopted plastic bag bans in December of last year. Both bans will take effect in 2015. Read the full story by Erica Cirino: Two Long […]

Provincetown, Cape Cod’s 1st Town To Regulate Bags

Provincetown, Cape Cod’s 1st Town To Regulate Bags

Provincetown, MA, Oct. 27, 2014 (PBBR) – Cape Cod’s first plastic bag regulations were passed today in Provincetown. At Special Town Meeting, Article 8, General Bylaw Amendment/Plastic Bag Reduction was passed and will take effect April 15, 2015. A new section will be added to the town’s bylaws which will be known as Provincetown Single-Use […]

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