Be Careful What You Wish For – Or Pay For

Be Careful What You Wish For – Or Pay For

The American Chemical Council got what they paid for – or did they? AB 1998, had it passed in the California State Legislature, would have provided uniform statewide restrictions on single-use plastic carry-out bags.  However, it was defeated. Some news outlets reported that the American Chemical Council (ACC), along with a South Carolina plastic bag […]

Crafting A Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance To Withstand Litigation

Crafting A Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance To Withstand Litigation

In my research on plastic bag bans around the globe, I have seen many ordinances and proposed ordinances to ban plastic bags.  I have also learned that there are many cities that want to ban plastic bags but are afraid of legal ramifications against the city.  This is especially true in California where many plastic […]

‘100% Cotton’ Sometimes May Not Be True

‘100% Cotton’ Sometimes May Not Be True

We’ve all read and heard how plastic bags are killing our oceans’ marine life.  However, it seems that plastic bags are the culprits in other facets of the environment.  Plastic bags are also responsible for other hardships. Plastic bags are blamed for causing flooding in Malaysia and Bangladesh.  Plastic bags are clogging the flood drains.  […]

My Life of Plastic Bags & Recycling

My Life of Plastic Bags & Recycling

The following article was written by Pamela Hansen.  Pamela Hansen is a writer living in Malta.  Reprinted by permission of the author. Quality of Life Do we still have an entity that protects consumers here?  Is it dormant or extinct?  Can someone explain to me why customers are getting such a bad deal? The back […]

ACC Reacts To Brownsville Bag Ban

Brownsville, Texas, Bag Policy Ignores Environmental and Economic Impacts Local Retailers and Recycling Interests Remain Hopeful that Facts Will Come to Light ARLINGTON, VA (January 7, 2010) – Ignoring concerns raised by local retailers, businesses and supporters of plastic bag recycling, the Brownsville City Commission on Tuesday passed a voluntary ban on plastic bags at […]

Save The Plastic Bag.com

Save The Plastic Bag.com

SaveThePlasticBag.com is an interesting website.  Unabashed about their stance for plastic bags, they give facts about the facts that are being taunted in most arguments to ban the single use plastic bag. They are also the organization that files suit against municipalities considering plastic bag ban ordinances.  After reading their successes posted on their website, […]