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 […]

Seabirds Eat Plastic, Fulmars Feed Only At Sea

Seabirds Eat Plastic, Fulmars Feed Only At Sea

August 7, 2012, PlasticBagBanReport.com – A recent study of the seabird, Northern Fulmars, indicated an increase of plastic ingestion by these birds over the past forty years. The study was lead by Stephanie Avery-Gomm, a zoology graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. In the study, researchers collected dead northern fulmars from […]

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 […]

Most Commonly Used Terms in Plastic Bag Bans

Most Commonly Used Terms in Plastic Bag Bans

In researching numerous plastic bag bans, I have found that certain terms are placed in almost every ordinance. I thought it would be interesting to list here the Most Commonly Used Terms and a definition or explanation of each. These words or phrases are in no certain order. However, I have started with the one […]

Understanding Environmental Marketing Claims

Understanding Environmental Marketing Claims

Green Guides You see environmental claims everyday made by businesses about a product or service. These environmental claims may or may not influence your buying decision.  But when it comes to products and packaging, what do claims like “environmentally safe,” “recyclable,” “degradable” or “ozone friendly” really mean? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Environmental […]

Plastic Packaging Descriptions

Plastic Packaging Descriptions

Plastics Resource Guide The American Chemical Council has issued a comprehensive guide to plastic packaging. The guide list the following for various types of plastic packaging: Resin Codes Name and Description of each type of plastic Properties of each plastic Applications and examples of use for each type plastic List of products made with recycled […]