“True reUSAble Bags” USA Made

Provides A Cost-Effective Recycled Solution Command Packaging’s ”True reUSAble Bags” are the greener alternative to imported reusable bags. Unlike imported reusable bags, “True reUSAble Bags” are manufactured locally here in the USA with water-based inks and no toxic heavy metals like lead, chromium, and mercury. Most significantly, licensed by the CA State Department of Conservation, […]

Los Angeles Makes the Switch to Reusable Bags

Los Angeles Makes the Switch to Reusable Bags

Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 2013 (PBBR) – The City of Los Angeles, California made the switch to reusable bags today. After the second reading, City Council passed the ordinance by a vote of 9-1 with five council members absent. The ordinance regulates the use of both paper and plastic single-use carryout bags and promotes […]

Eco Value Totes Reusable Bags

Eco Value Totes Reusable Bags

EcoValueTotes.com sells a complete line of reusable bags. Made of non-woven polypropylene, the bags are recyclable, reusable, and washable. Designed for your safety, EcoValueTotes ensure that groceries are not all packed together. The reusable totes are clearly printed and labelled to keep groceries separated to prevent cross-contamination. The bags are color-coded to further prevent any […]

Plastic Bag Ban Intro

Every ordinance begins with an introduction, no matter the subject of the ordinance. The following introduction was created by the Tompkins County Environmental Management Agency of Tompkins County, New York. It is very fitting and states the essence of most plastic bag bans. It could be a model for other cities, counties or states. I […]

The Study of Plastic Ingestion in Petrels

The Study of Plastic Ingestion in Petrels

May 15, 2013 – It is well known that the Northern Fulmar sea bird ingests plastic from the ocean. Northern Fulmars feed only at sea. Here is a study of Leach’s Storm-petrels and how much plastic is ingested by the bird. The study was conducted in Newfoundland, Canada. The researchers found that 48% of the […]

Colored Plastic Bags Contain Illegal Amounts of Lead

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont, December 19, 2012 (ENS) – Bright solid-colored plastic bags may contain high concentrations of lead in violation of state laws, new tests conducted by the nonprofit Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse have shown. Based in Brattleboro and administered by the Northeast Recycling Council, the Clearinghouse helps coordinate the implementation of states’ toxics in packaging […]

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, September 21, 2012 (ENS) – Plastic nanoparticles released when plastic debris decomposes in seawater can have an adverse effect on sea animals, Dutch scientists have found. Nanoparticles of plastic measuring just thirty millionths of a millimeter, invisible to the naked eye, are responsible for inhibiting feeding and growth in mussels, according to […]

Dolphin Tangled in Plastic Bag

Dolphin Tangled in Plastic Bag

A dolphin swims and flips constantly in the ocean trying to get untangled from a plastic bag. According to the notes below the video, the dolphin eventually freed himself, although it is not shown in the video. Video from Paulphin Photography.

Blue Heron Dies from Plastic Net Over Bill

Blue Heron Dies from Plastic Net Over Bill

Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 1st, 2012 – CBC News, Canada reports that a Great Blue Heron has died from its mouth being forced shut by a red plastic net. Read the shocking story at CBC News Canada. Cover photo: Great blue heron. Photograph taken at Knight Inlet in Canada. Author: Charles J. Sharpe.  Licensed under the Creative […]

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