Napa, CA Passes First Reading of Plastic Bag Ban

Napa, CA Passes First Reading of Plastic Bag Ban

Napa, California, July 22, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Napa, California passed the first reading of a plastic bag ban for the city. Known as the Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance, the measure was passed unanimously by Council. The Council spent over an hour and a half in discussions and a public hearing […]

Silver City, New Mexico Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Silver City, New Mexico Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Silver City, New Mexico, July 8, 2014 (PBBR) – The Silver City, New Mexico Town Council approved an ordinance banning single-use plastic carryout bags at the regular Town Council meeting tonight. The ordinance was introduced by Councilor Cynthia Ann Bettison just six weeks ago on May 27. A public hearing was held before the vote […]

Pleasant Hill, CA Enacts Plastic Bag Ban

Pleasant Hill, CA Enacts Plastic Bag Ban

Pleasant Hill, California, July 7, 2014 (PBBR) – At a regular City Council meeting tonight, the City of Pleasant Hill voted to enact an ordinance prohibiting the distribution of plastic shopping bags by merchants in the city. The new ordinance will become effective in six months at all retailers including grocery stores, pharmacies, department stores […]

Sioux City, IA Seeks Input On Plastic Bag Ban

Sioux City, IA Seeks Input On Plastic Bag Ban

Sioux City, Iowa, June 6, 2014 (PBBR) – Sioux City, located on the northwestern border of Iowa, also encompasses parts of northeast Nebraska and the southern part of South Dakota. The fourth largest city in Iowa, it’s tri-state metropolitan area is home to almost 170,ooo people with 82,000 living within the city itself. (1) Sioux […]

Martinez, CA Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Martinez, CA Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Martinez, California, June 4, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of the City of Martinez, California decided today to adopt an ordinance banning plastic bags. The vote was unanimous by the Council. The ordinance, which begins January 1, 2015, prohibits the free distribution of single-use plastic bags by all retailers in the City of Martinez. […]

Napa, CA to Host Meetings on Plastic Bag Ban

Napa, CA to Host Meetings on Plastic Bag Ban

Napa, California, May 12, 2014 (PBBR) – The City of Napa is working towards implementing a plastic bag ban with the intent of reducing plastic bag pollution. The City Council plans to have the first reading of the “Single Use Bag Reduction Ordinance” in June. The new law will be phased in over the next […]

Marblehead, MA Bans Plastic Bags

Marblehead, MA Bans Plastic Bags

Marblehead, Massachusetts, May 8, 2014 (PBBR) – This past Monday night, May 5, 2014, at the annual Town Meeting, Marblehead voters decided to ban the use of plastic shopping bags by retailers in the town. Set to take effect in twelve months, the new law states: A. No retail establishment in the Town of Marblehead […]

Chitosan Bioplastic Enhances Plants As It Degrades

Chitosan Bioplastic Enhances Plants As It Degrades

Harvard University, March 3, 2014 – Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects — from cell phones to food containers and toys — using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells. The objects exhibit many of the same properties as those created with synthetic […]

India’s Tata Power Holds ‘Plastic-Free Campaign’

India’s Tata Power Holds ‘Plastic-Free Campaign’

Mumbai, India, May 6, 2014 – Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has been undertaking various initiatives to conserve the environment in and around the project sites. In line with this philosophy, Tata Power organized a ‘Plastic-Free Campaign’ in Chembur – Mumbai to spread awareness on a large scale about saving the environment from […]

Chicago Adopts Plastic Bag Ban

Chicago Adopts Plastic Bag Ban

Chicago, Illinois, April 30, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of the City of Chicago today voted to adopt a ban on plastic shopping bags. The ban will go into effect in August, 2015. The plastic bag prohibition affects all large stores in the city. Large stores means any store over 10,000 square feet. During […]