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 […]

Make Waves in Your Hometown

Make Waves in Your Hometown

Yes, there is something that you can do to help curb plastic pollution in our oceans, rivers and waterways! Always use reusable bags – this is no small part; Start a plastic bag ban in your hometown. Starting a plastic bag ban is no small task. It may not be for you. Get this handbook […]

Making Waves in Bellingham, WA

Making Waves in Bellingham, WA

In Bellingham, Washington, two ladies decided that they wanted a plastic bag ban in their town. Brookes Anderson and Jill McIntyre Witt started the ball rolling. They called their group “Bag It Bellingham”. Then they engaged the help of Seth Fleetwood, a City Councilman. “We have plans for a Citizen Awareness & Education Outreach throughout […]

Making Waves in Brownsville, TX

Making Waves in Brownsville, TX

On the Gulf Coast, Rose Timmer and her non-profit, Healthy Communities of Brownsville, spearheaded a grassroots effort to get a plastic bag ban passed in Brownsville, Texas. Brownsville is a border town with Mexico. Timmer and her volunteers worked two years on the process. After a year, in September, 2009, they formed an environmental advisory […]

San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Works

San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Works

San Mateo County, California, October 29, 2014 (PBBR) – On April 22, 2013, the County of San Mateo, California implemented a Reusable Bag Ordinance. Most jurisdictions in the county also adopted the ordinance. A year and a half later, surveys prove that the Ordinance has garnered dramatic results. The San Mateo County Environmental Health staff […]

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 bag ban. Here is a re-print of his story, by his permission, that he published on his blog. Although his business doesn’t fall under the state’s new law, Gary still is an environmentalist. I felt […]

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 York. A grassroots group, BYOBag Saratoga has been working for several months to get a plastic bag ban implemented in the City of Saratoga Springs. I had the privilege of meeting with Ms. Ann Samuelson, C0-Chairperson of […]

U.S.’s Largest Cities Pass Plastic Bag Bans

Atlanta, Georgia, May 1, 2014 (PBBR) – Yesterday, the nation’s third largest city passed a plastic bag ban. Of the Chicago City Council members present, 78% voted to adopt the proposed ordinance. Last year, the nations second largest city, Los Angeles, California adopted plastic bag regulations. New York City, the largest city in the U.S. […]

90 Billion Plastic Bags Missing

90 Billion Plastic Bags Missing

April 29, 2014 – Here is an excerpt from a new book I have coming out in a couple of weeks. I wanted to share this information with you. The article is entitled: The Problem with Plastic Bags. First of all, the biggest problem is with the sheer volume of bags being used. In 2008, […]

Data Shows Plastic Bag Bans Work

Data Shows Plastic Bag Bans Work

April 8, 2014 (PBBR) – There are now approximately 163 jurisdictions across the U.S. which have adopted various forms of plastic bag regulations. The big question is: Do plastic bag bans work? We were curious. So we did research to find the answer. We looked at five of the top bans in the country where […]

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