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SB 270, Who Will Enforce?

Sacramento, California, March 8, 2014 (PBBR) – SB 270, a pending bill in the California State Legislature, would be a statewide ban on thin-film single-use plastic bags. However, the bill provides no clear-cut directions  as to who would enforce the bill. No specific agency would be responsible for enforcement of the law. Here is what […]

SB 270 Wrong Answer For Cali Plastic Bag Bans

SB 270 Wrong Answer For Cali Plastic Bag Bans

Compromise Plastic Bag Bill Sacramento, California, March 6, 2014 (PBBR) – Six weeks ago, on January 24th, three California Senators and the CEO of a plastic bag manufacturer hastily threw together a press conference for a big announcement. Just a few months earlier, two of the Senators were at odds with the third Senator and […]

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 […]

NCPA: Plastic Bag Bans Cause Unintended Consequences

NCPA: Plastic Bag Bans Cause Unintended Consequences

Aug. 28, 2012 (PBBR) – The National Center for Policy Analysis, based in Dallas, TX and Washington, DC., is a public policy research organization that develops and promotes private alternatives to government regulation and control. On July 24, 2012, National Center for Policy Analysis posted a video of Senior Fellow Sterling Burnett discussing the unintended […]

Jobs Lost from L.A. City Bag Ban

Jobs Lost from L.A. City Bag Ban

The True Job Loss Factor The City of Los Angeles, California passed an ordinance banning plastic bags on May 23rd, 2012. Opponents decried the ban as a job killer. As the bill’s sponsor, Paul Koretz, states, no one wants to be responsible for killing jobs. However, smart businesses will “re-purpose” jobs to minimize job loss. […]

Tracey Read on Hong Kong Plastic Pellet Spill

Tracey Read on Hong Kong Plastic Pellet Spill

7,000 Volunteers Clean Up Hong Kong, Aug. 21, 2012 – PlasticBagBanReport.com – “People from all over have come to help. A mother and son drove an hour from the other side of Hong Kong to help” stated Tracey Read. Tracey is a beach clean-up organizer with a local environmental group called DB Green, based in […]

Environmental Community Misinformed?

Environmental Community Misinformed?

Mark Daniels, Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Policy at Hilex Poly Co. LLC., talks about plastic bag bans. “There are a lot of things that are misinformed from the environmental community,” states Daniels. In an exclusive interview by Breitbart News at the Red State Gathering 2012 conference in Jacksonville, Florida, Daniels says that plastic […]

California Retail Food Code vs Plastic Bags

California Retail Food Code vs Plastic Bags

California Retail Food Code | Plastic Bag Ban Report I am in a quandary. It has been stated many times that when a plastic bag ban goes into effect in California, that the ban must exempt restaurants. According to lawyers who fight plastic bag bans, the California Retail Food Code governs all ordinances that pertain […]

What Kind of Forest Does Your Paper Bag Come From?

What Kind of Forest Does Your Paper Bag Come From?

When plastic bag bans first got started, their intention was to simply get rid of plastic bags. Of course, humans have such a ‘bag habit’ that, when plastic bags were no longer available, they turned to paper bags. Retailers were more than willing to give away paper bags just to keep customers content. When this […]

GO Box Reduces Food Cart Waste In Portland

GO Box Reduces Food Cart Waste In Portland

Food Carts in Portland The city of Portland, Oregon has between 600 and 700 food carts throughout the city. Food Carts are “portable restaurants” along streetsides and provide practically any kind of food desirable to hundreds of people every day. Food carts serve quick, delicious meals to time-starved business people and downtown visitors looking for […]

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