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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 […]

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 […]

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.