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Got Your Bags – Florida Keys

Written by Leigh Anne Schuler Florida Keys, Dec. 18, 2012 – “Got Your Bags?” Florida Keys is a coalition of residents, businesses, organizations, and local government dedicated to the reduction and voluntary elimination of single use plastic bags. The group formed together during the summer of 2012 to raise awareness…

Another City Embraces Bag Ban

Laguna Vista, TX, Sept. 20, 2012 – The following article was originally published by Valley Green Space. Written by Madeleine Sandefur, the story outlines the steps taken to get a plastic bag ordinance passed in Laguna Vista, Texas. The story is published here by permission of Madeleine Sandefur. Another City…

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 Illinois to veto a bill on his desk that would make it illegal for Illinois cities and towns to enact plastic bag bans. When the 12-year-old Grayslake, Illinois student presented Governor Pat…

Trying To Change People’s Bag Habits

Gravity – The Meaning of Life by Matt Adams When I was 29, I left an amazing group of people and a good paying job in Seattle, Washington on a solo mission to culture myself and learn more about the world and what was outside of my bubble and “The…

UC Berkeley Students and Enviro Groups Press For Bag Ban

California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), along with Environment California and organizers of the event, CALPIRG’s Student Chapter at UC Berkeley, held a press conference Wednesday, October 12, on the campus of UC Berkeley. Julia Ritchie, Environment California’s Ocean Associate, stated:  “The purpose of the press conference was twofold.  We…

Bellingham, Washington Group Wants Plastic Bag Ban

Update: BELLINGHAM HAS NOW PASSED A PLASTIC BAG BAN ORDINANCE. See Story Photo Courtesy Dwiki. Licensed Under Creative Commons 3.0. Click for License [/learn_more] A local group in Bellingham, Washington, USA is proposing to ban plastic bags in the city. Bellingham, Washington is located just north of Puget Sound on…

Update From Ian Thompson, SOS Ocean Racing, Australia

Update From Ian Thompson, SOS Ocean Racing, Australia

PBBR reported last year about Ian Thompson of Australia setting a world record for the Fastest Solo Circumnavigation of Australia. Before setting the world record, PBBR did a story about Ian. What does this have to do with plastic bag bans? Well, Ian set the record to bring attention to…

Green Bag Lady Eco-Friendly Art Project

Over 14,000 Bags Given Away To-Date In 2008, artist Teresa VanHatten-Granath began a grassroots project against plastic bags. That grassroots project, called Green Bag Lady, is an eco-friendly art project. Green Bag Lady crafts reusable bags from donated fabric – then gives away the bags for “free”. As of this…

‘Just Bag It’ Project Reduces Plastic Bag Use In Hailey, Idaho

The very first story posted on PBBR in “Grassroots Efforts” was about the ‘Just Bag It’ project in Hailey, Idaho, USA. Elizabeth Jeffrey, Project Manager, reports that the project involved many organizations, including retailers and high school students. The three largest area retailers joined the project at the outset and…

BAGS Across the Globe Team

BAGS Across the Globe Team

Ann Savageau’s BAGS Across the Globe project (see story) was completed with a team of students from UC Davis Design Program. Eleven design students and many student interns helped to create the bags, logo, website, and exhibition materials. The BAGS Across the Globe exhibition, ‘Designing To Reduce Waste’, opens in…

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