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 […]

“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 […]

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