Plastic bag 'tax'

Green (Living) Review

Now, in a way that only politicians can, they appear to have completely confused a simple issue by – firstly – making biodegradable bags exempt, which will clearly do nothing to prevent bags littering our environment, and – secondly – by exempting retailers with fewer than 250 employees.

Plastic Bag Ban: A Tale of Two Cities

Green Home Blog

Plastic Bag Ban: A Tale of Two Cities. The photo above depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the U.S. Carolina, a city along the Atlantic coast in a state which, in late June of 2009, passed a bag ban, S.L

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Recycled plastic bag crafts

Green Living Tips

Here's some links to interesting and useful craft items you can make from plastic bags, complete with photos and instructions Handy with knitting needles, a sewing machine or crochet hooks?

Impact of Plastic Bags on the Environment


Plastic bags cause many negative effects for. We use plastic bags out of convenience and ignorance of their seriously negative consequences. Plastic waste affects all types of biomes and organisms. . The energy intensive plastic bag production.

10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags


Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry. In fact, it is estimated that up to 10 million plastic bags are used every minute around the world [1]. Do you also have that overflowing kitchen drawer full of plastic bags you bring from your shopping trips?

Plastic Bags ‘Round the World

Wend Magazine

Plastic bags are the poster child for mass one-use consumption. Bag ban legislation—successful and not—has been sparked in cities and states across the country, as well as the world. Especially since plastic bags are so ubiquitous.

Surprise: Biodegradable plastic bags usually aren’t

Green (Living) Review

Even with the confusion, most people agree plastic bags suck. Last year, the FTC cracked down on unsubstantiated claims of “biodegradable” and “compostable” bags. This time, the term of offense is “oxodegradable”, implying the bag will break down in time when exposed to oxygen.

Biodegradable vs Compostable Plastic Bags: What’s the difference?


with the huge amounts of plastic being used and produced. Plastic bags are a major driving force in this problem, with over 5 trillion plastic bags being used yearly and almost all of those being discarded after a single use. BIODEGRADABLE BAGS.

Jordan bans plastic bags, joining Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE

Green Prophet

The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) announced plans to ban the use of plastic bags starting next year. The ruling also applies to plastic containers that come in direct contact with food products (think take-away and deli counter sales). Want a plastic sack?

Plastic Bag Degradation – What You Should Know


One trillion plastic bags are used and. Most of these bags are made from petroleum. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 12 million barrels of oil are used annually to make plastic bags [1]. Ingesting plastic can cause serious adverse health effects.

Plastic Bag Bans around the World


Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. The reality is that over the past 40 years plastic bag usage has skyrocketed and has caused drastic problems for natural ecosystems. Plastic bags are often eaten by animals, causing them to choke and die. Euro/bag).

New Invention Turns Plastic Bags into Crude Oil for Heating Homes.

Wend Magazine

The machine works by heating up the plastic, trapping its vapors and condensing those vapors into oil that can then be used for a practical purpose. Making Plastic From Mushrooms Posted February 23rd, 2011 by Sami Ewers. Bag it! Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

How Are Plastic Bags Made? Step-By-Step Plastic Bag Production Process


For billions of people plastic bags are an efficient and cheap way to transport goods. As the production of plastic bags continues to increase worldwide we must ask, what are the environmental drawbacks of our obsession with plastic bags?

California Bans Plastic Bags! WooHoo!!!

Eco Chic

But seriously, this evening, governor Jerry Brown announced a plastic bag ban for the ENTIRE state —and check your maps, California is HUGE! We’re the first to ban these bags, and we won’t be the last.”. Whimsical art made from plastic bags.


Elephant Journal

The clock ticks a minute and we have already used up 1 million plastic bags! That is the amount of plastic bags we are using per minute. Yes, in one minute, we have successfully clogged up rivers, polluted the air and filled the earth with non-biodegradable waste.

Plastic Bag Fighting California Ban.

Elephant Journal

More on Plastic Bags and (Inevitable) Bans. From Factory Direct Promos: Will California Become the First State to Officially Ban Single Use Plastic Bags? From elephant journal: If You Love Animals, Boycott Plastic Bags.

Plastic Bags That Go From “Rubbish to Relevant”

Green Prophet

Colorful plastic bags are both the canvas and the paints in Aviva Sawicki’s artworks. Plastic bags are a ubiquitous and un-eco-friendly material that many sustainable and upcycling designers have tried to reuse. Recycling Plastic Bags Into… Beautiful Handbags.

Portland City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

Sustainability Ninja

Portland has joined a growing list of cities that have banned plastic bags. The Portland City Council unanimously (5-0) approved an ordinance this week that prohibits plastic shopping bags at major grocers and certain big-box stores. Mayor Sam Adams said that those types of retailers the biggest source of disposable plastic bags in the city. Eco News portland plastic bag ban

Make Your (Book) Mark With Plastic Bags

Green Prophet

Get one up on Rumpelstiltskin by turning plastic shopping sacks into uber-artsy bookmarks. . At all times keep your plastic sandwiched between the limits of the parchment paper. Grab your iron, a bunch of plastic bags, and 2 sheets of parchment paper. Cut up the bags.

UK opposition could doom EU efforts to curb plastic bag use

Green (Living) Review

Single use’ plastic bags are light, convenient and easily thrown away but their very disposability creates an environmental threat. But several countries led by the UK and Croatia are opposing EU-wide mandatory pricing or product restrictions for plastic bags.

"Follow the Plastic Bag Example, Nudge Polluters to Pay"

Environmental Economics

The plastic bag solution. They’re called bag taxes. In 2002, Ireland started charging shoppers 15 eurocents a plastic bag. The result: bag use plummeted 90 percent. That's a billion bags a year. It’s quite a leap from plastic bags to carbon prices.

Am I Judging you and your Plastic Bag? Yes—yes, I Totally Am.

Elephant Journal

For years, big companies have been producing endless amounts of single-use plastics and are not taking responsibility for where these products end up. Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) elephant magazine nonplastic nonplastic bag plastic bag plastic straw polluting recycling single-use single-use plastic The Lorax

The Impact of Plastic Bags on the Environment

Green Home Blog

The Impact of Plastic Bags on the Environment: - Well over a billion single-use plastic bags are given out for free each day. Production Costs: - The production of plastic bags requires petroleum and often natural gas, both non-renewable resources that increase our dependency on foreign suppliers. The toxic chemical ingredients needed to make plastic produces pollution during the manufacturing process. -

A Day in the Life of a Plastic Bag

Green Home Blog

A Day in the Life of a Plastic Bag. Plastic first appeared on the scene in 1862, at the Great International Exhibit in London. Baekeland, who invented Bakelite (a hard plastic made from coal tar that formed the outer shell of such items as telephones, cameras and pipe stems).

Chicago Bans Grocery Store Plastic Bags


The city approved a ban that will stop grocery stores from offering plastic bags for customers. Read More The post Chicago Bans Grocery Store Plastic Bags appeared first on Ecorazzi. Chicago just got a little greener. Causes Environment News Top News

For the Love of Plastic: Why I still use Plastic Bags, Proudly.

Elephant Journal

Blaming plastic bags because they are not biodegradable overlooks the advantages of. Ecofashion Enlightened Society Green ecofriendly Environmentalism green plastic plastic bags recycling reusable bags shopping bag totes toxins zero waste

You Don’t Need That Plastic Bag – A New Campaign in Jordan

Green Prophet

‘Balash Kees’ is a new campaign launched by UNESCO Amman to help reduce the use of plastic bags in Jordan. Walk around Jordan and you’ll realise pretty quickly that the country has a huge plastic bag and litter problem. Stay away from plastic bags.

66 Percent Drop in Plastic Bag Use

Green Earth Journey

A strict Chinese limit on ultra-thin plastic bags significantly reduced bag-related pollution nationwide during the past year. The country avoided the use of 40 billion bags, according to government estimates. The limit in bag production saved China 1.6

Lamps Made With 50% Sawdust, Some Plastic Bags, and Some Ingenuity

Green Prophet

Made from sawdust and plastic bags alone, these adhesive-free lamps take leftover materials and make them shine again. Combining sawdust with plastic bags and baking them together in molds, Kulla creates table lamps, pendant lamps and stools in their 50% Sawdust line.

The Ins and Outs of Plastic Bags

Eco Friendly Daily

Many cities have made the decision to ban plastic bags. Plastic presents a serious environmental threat in terms of landfill waste and longevity in the environment. However, is plastic really the villain as it is portrayed? The Bad Side of Plastic Bags.

Don’t Have Plastic Bag Regret: Recycle Your Sandwich Bags!

Eco Chic

Practically every school day growing up, I’d sit down to the cafeteria table to eat my lunch and I’d pull out a PB&J that my mother had stuffed into a Ziploc ® bag. Plastic grocery bags. Newspaper bags. Dry-cleaning bags. Bread bags and produce bags.

The UAE’s Plastic Bag Story Isn’t Eco-Happy Yet

Green Prophet

The plastic bag story isn’t over yet, but it’s definitely on the right track. United Arab Emirates’ residents are awash with excitement over the Ministry of Environment and Water’s moves to ban conventional plastic bags by 2013.

DIY – Plastic Bag Rug

The Go Green Blog

I love this crocheted rug created from upcycled plastic bags by RecycleCindy over at My Recycled Bags. Cindy used recycled bags from bread, hotdog & hamburger buns, paper towel & TP packaging, etc.

Los Angeles to Become Biggest US City to Ban Plastic Bags


Los Angeles is about to be the largest city in America to ban plastic bags. Read More The post Los Angeles to Become Biggest US City to Ban Plastic Bags appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Unrecyclable Biodegradable Plastic Bags Enforced in Gulf Country

Green Prophet

In a well-meaning effort to rid Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other emirates from plastic bags , the United Arab Emirates government has banned the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags. Meanwhile, how about non-plastic, reusable grocery bags ? :: The National.

This company turns recycled plastic bags into designer furniture with a traditional Egyptian weaving process

Green (Living) Review

Cairo's Reform Studio is turning trash into treasure with its Plastex material, which is woven from plastic bags using Egyptian handlooms. Plastic shopping bags, as useful as they are for the 12 minutes when they're in use, are a curse on our planet.

It's The Beginning Of The End For Plastic Bags In Abu Dhabi

Green Prophet

Taking the threat of plastic bags seriously, Abu Dhabi is preparing for the 2013 total ban with a plastic-free weekend. billion plastic bags every year. Which is exactly what is so brilliant about the plastic-free weekend that starts today and ends on Saturday.

Toronto City Council Bans Plastic Bags


Canadian environmentalists celebrate a victory, as Toronto City Council votes to ban all plastic bags by January 1, 2013. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

Historic News as L.A. Bans Plastic Bags in Stores


to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines. Los Angeles has made history by becoming the largest city in the U. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News ian somerhalder rosario dawson

Plastic bag use on the rise again in Britain

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) After a number of years of decline, the use of plastic bags by shoppers in the United Kingdom has risen again in 2010, so government authorities said. But it's time to accept bags are not the be-all and end-all of environmental issues.”

Is New York City Ready for a Plastic Bag Ban?


Look out New York City – the same group that successfully convinced San Francisco to pass a comprehensive plastic bag ban has you targeted next., an initiative of the Read More The post Is New York City Ready for a Plastic Bag Ban? appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

No Plastic Bags in Delhi


The government of India’s capital city says its some 17 million residents will have to learn to shop without plastic bags. On Tuesday, the Delhi cabinet approved an order imposing a blanket ban on the use, storage, sale and manufacture of single-use plastic bags in the city.

Amy Smart v. Plastic Bags, Her Fight for Change


Actress and environmental activist, Amy Smart, recently shared her battle against plastic bags on Huffington Post. Plastic Bags, Her Fight for Change appeared first on Ecorazzi.