How Plastic Bags Are Made

Ever wonder how all those plastic bags are made? Here is a short video from Discovery Science Channel that shows the making of plastic bags starting from the nurdles stage.

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 […]

Plea to save camel habitat

Plea to save camel habitat

The following article is republished by permission of Gulf News. Written by Binsal Abdul Kader, Staff Reporter with Gulf News, it was published on January 8th, 2012. The article lays out the plight of the camel. Plea to save camel habitat By Binsal Abdul Kader, Staff Reporter Published: 00:00 January 8, 2012 Abu Dhabi: An initiative […]

Kerribag Great Alternative to Plastic Bags

Kerribag Great Alternative to Plastic Bags

There are numerous reusable bags on the market today.  All of them serve the purpose well. However, I have discovered an alternative that was designed with function in mind – designed for the job it does. Kerribag is Functional The Kerribag was designed for grocery shopping.  Instead of putting food into a bag that won’t […]

Plastic’s Intimacy With Our Oceans

Plastic’s Intimacy With Our Oceans

The following story is republished from and In Association with reuseit.com®. . . Helping advance the adoption of reusable shopping bags and reduction of plastic bags as a lifestyle choice. This article provides a “snapshot” of just how bad plastic litter is in our oceans and the harmful effects of this intimate relationship.  Please read […]

Starting a Plastic Bag Ban In Your Hometown

Starting a Plastic Bag Ban In Your Hometown

Recently, I’ve had numerous request for information on how to start a plastic bag ban movement. Numerous stories about plastic bag bans here on PBBR will give you some direction. In the Grassroots Efforts section, read about the “Just Bag It” campaign in Hailey, Idaho.   Bag It Bellingham, another successful effort resulting in a […]

The Reusable Bag Urban Myth

The Reusable Bag Urban Myth

This is a Guest Post from Doug Lober at reusethisbag.com. If you would like to Guest Write for PBBR, check out the guidelines here. When state legislatures began considering plastic bag bans in supermarkets, in order to slow the annual flow of billions of bags into landfills and waterways, streets and gutters, the “plastic lobby” […]

ACC Responds To Montgomery County’s Proposed Bag Fee

ACC Responds To Montgomery County’s Proposed Bag Fee

ACC Revs Up Local Action In a press release dated March 31st, 2010, the American Chemical Council (ACC) announced actions they were taking against Montgomery County, Maryland’s proposed fee on single-use bags An ACC group, Progressive Bag Affiliates, were going to be at a local food store in Rockville, Maryland. Rockville is the county seat […]

Ann Savageau’s Exhibition for the Environment

Ann Savageau’s Exhibition for the Environment

What do plastic bags and textile waste have in common? Just ask Ann Savageau, Associate Professor, Design Program at UC Davis. “The number of single-use shopping bags used and discarded is staggering”, stated Ms. Savageau. “I saw that there was a lot of textile waste on our campus and decided that we could create reusable […]

Plastic Bag Ban Guarantees Individual Rights

Plastic Bag Ban Guarantees Individual Rights

“No one has the right to tell me I can’t use a plastic bag.” This statement was made by a popular radio talk show host. Well Sir, you are absolutely right. At least for now. There is a misconception about plastic bag ban ordinances. Some people feel that a plastic bag ban imposes on individual […]