Recycling is Key

Recycling is Key

If all plastic carryout bags were recycled, we wouldn’t need to ban plastic bags. The EPA says that only about 12% of plastic bags are recycled in America. In 2008, 102 billion plastic bags were produced in the United States. At a 12% recycling rate, only 12 billion were recycled. Of the remaining 90 billion […]

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 […]

Global Regulation of Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are being regulated around the world. Countries around the world are regulating plastic bags and their usage. Plastic bags have become such a global threat to our environment that some countries are banning the manufacture, sale, and distribution of plastic bags. See the stories of plastic bag regulation in countries around the globe. […]

EU Sets New Rules to Regulate Plastic Bags

EU Sets New Rules to Regulate Plastic Bags

Brussels, Belgium, December 17, 2014 – Meeting in Brussels today, the Council of the European Union reached a political agreement on a draft directive to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic bags. In a new set of rules, the Council intends to limit the negative environmental impact of litter from plastic carrier bags. Plastic carrier […]

Long Island’s East End Gaines 2 New Bans

Long Island’s East End Gaines 2 New Bans

The East End of Long Island has been talking plastic bag bans for quite awhile. Recently, two more towns passed plastic bag legislation. The towns of Southampton and East Hampton adopted plastic bag bans in December of last year. Both bans will take effect in 2015. Read the full story by Erica Cirino: Two Long […]

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 […]

Saratoga Springs Working To Ban Plastic

Saratoga Springs Working To Ban Plastic

Saratoga Springs, NY, Aug. 27,2014 (PBBR) – On August 15, I visited the City of Saratoga Springs, New York. A grassroots group, BYOBag Saratoga has been working for several months to get a plastic bag ban implemented in the City of Saratoga Springs. I had the privilege of meeting with Ms. Ann Samuelson, C0-Chairperson of […]

Four More California Cities Ban Plastic Bags

Salinas, California, Aug. 27, 2014 (PBBR) – The past month has been a very busy time for City Councils in many California cities. Four cities have passed ordinances banning plastic carryout bags from retailers. Salinas is the latest city to prohibit the free distribution of plastic bags by merchants for customers to use in transporting […]

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