Making Waves in Bellingham, WA

Making Waves in Bellingham, WA

In Bellingham, Washington, two ladies decided that they wanted a plastic bag ban in their town. Brookes Anderson and Jill McIntyre Witt started the ball rolling. They called their group “Bag It Bellingham”. Then they engaged the help of Seth Fleetwood, a City Councilman. “We have plans for a Citizen Awareness & Education Outreach throughout […]

Top Ten Reasons to Ban Plastic Bags

Top Ten Reasons to Ban Plastic Bags

1. Hazard to Marine Life, Sea Birds, Animals Plastic bags do not degrade in the marine environment. Plastic bags photo-degrade, meaning they break down into smaller and smaller bits of plastic but never completely go away. Marine animals, such as turtles, and seabirds see these micro plastic particles floating in the water and think that […]

Why Ban Plastic Bags?

Why Ban Plastic Bags?

While being interviewed by a journalist in Africa, I was asked the question, “Why ban plastic bags?” It was a very good question. I proceeded to explain briefly the following ten reasons why I feel plastic bags should be extinct across the world. I also stated that plastic bags are a great invention. Concurrently, they […]

Plastic Bag Ban Calendar

Plastic Bag Ban Calendar

Plastic Bag Ban Report just published a 2015 calendar which list all plastic bag bans and regulations due to take effect in 2015. A handy desk calendar, plastic bag bans are listed by month. An easy reference, the 2015 Plastic Bag Ban Calendar allows retailers and others to be able to plan ahead. The Calendar […]

San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Works

San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Works

San Mateo County, California, October 29, 2014 (PBBR) – On April 22, 2013, the County of San Mateo, California implemented a Reusable Bag Ordinance. Most jurisdictions in the county also adopted the ordinance. A year and a half later, surveys prove that the Ordinance has garnered dramatic results. The San Mateo County Environmental Health staff […]

SB 270: A Businessman’s Perspective

SB 270: A Businessman’s Perspective

Businessman Gary Ray of Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA gives his perspective of SB 270, California’s new state-wide plastic bag ban. Here is a re-print of his story, by his permission, that he published on his blog. Although his business doesn’t fall under the state’s new law, Gary still is an environmentalist. I felt […]

Northern Ireland Reduces Carrier Bag Usage by 72%

Northern Ireland, Aug. 27, 2014 – The Department of the Environment of Northern Ireland today published the first set of Carrier Bag Levy statistics. The figures show a marked decrease of almost 72%, which equates to a reduction of around 215 million bags. Mark H Durkan, speaking during a visit to Gormley’s Centra, Claudy, said: […]

California Passes First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Sacramento, California, Aug. 29, 2014 (PBBR) – For several years, since 2007, California politicians have tried to get a statewide plastic bag ban passed. This year they succeeded. The California State Legislature passed a bill to regulate plastic shopping bags statewide. The bill received final approval today when the Senate voted to pass Senate Bill […]

NEWSFLASH: SB 270 Passed on Reconsideration

NEWSFLASH: SB 270 Passed on Reconsideration

California Assembly Passes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban SACRAMENTO, California, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – The California State Assembly today voted 44-29 to phase out plastic shopping bags across the state. The legislation now advances to the State Senate where it is expected to come up for a vote before the legislature adjourns on August 31. […]

Fort Collins Enacts Disposable Bag Fee

Fort Collins Enacts Disposable Bag Fee

Fort Collins, Colorado, Aug. 20, 2014 (PBBR) – The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday night approved a disposable bag ordinance that requires retailers across the community to charge customers a minimum 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. As part of the efforts to contribute to the community’s goals for waste reduction and […]

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