Freemantle Becomes “Plastic Bag Free City”

Freemantle Becomes “Plastic Bag Free City”

Freemantle, Western Australia, July 9, 2014 (PBBR) – The Strategic and General Services Committee of Freemantle has voted unanimously to adopt the Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law 2014. The Local Law must still be approved by the State Government. The Local Law was actually drafted and passed in 2012. However, the State Government disallowed the […]

London Green Group Urges a ‘Plastic-Bag-Free’ Olympics

London Green Group Urges a ‘Plastic-Bag-Free’ Olympics

No Single-Use Plastic Bags at Events | Plastic Bag Ban Report LONDON, UK, July 27, 2012 (ENS) – As the first day of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games dawns with the ringing of bells across Britain, the grassroots campaign group Greener upon Thames is calling on Olympic organizers, visitors, suppliers and sponsors to avoid the […]

Thrifty Foods, BC’s Green Grocer, Plastic Bag Free

Thrifty Foods, BC’s Green Grocer, Plastic Bag Free

Plastic Bag Free March 14, 2012 – Thrifty Foods, located in British Columbia (BC), Canada will remain plastic bag free. “We have been plastic bag free since 2009”, said Erin Kelly, Communications Manager with Thrifty Foods. Ms. Kelly also stated, “We are not reintroducing plastic bags into our system.” Thrifty Foods, founded in 1977, is […]

Phuket Plastic Bag Free Campaign 2nd MoU

Phuket Plastic Bag Free Campaign 2nd MoU

The Phuket provincial government announced on January 27th that its Plastic Bag Free Campaign will begin on February 27th. According to the Phuket Gazette, a second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed and retailers will begin handing out reusable cloth bags. See the story at Phuket Gazette. In 2004, plastics were the third largest […]

Students Join Plastic Bag Free Village Campaign

Students Join Plastic Bag Free Village Campaign

Editor’s Note:  This was so good, I had to share it.  Teaching students at an early age about plastic pollution is so important! >> Republished from Weedon Bec Parish Council Plastic Bag Free Village News:  School Pupils join the campaign Emilys poster Pupils at Weedon Bec Primary School have been busy learning about the Plastic […]

Chillingham First Plastic Bag Free Village of Northern NSW, Australia

Chillingham First Plastic Bag Free Village of Northern NSW, Australia

First Northern NSW Village to Ban Plastic Check-Out Bags The town of Chillingham, located in northern New South Wales (NSW), Australia, is now the first Plastic Bag Free Village of Northern NSW. The small village plans to make a big impact on the environment. Eliminating plastic bags in the village will stop about 10,000 plastic […]