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?

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.

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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.

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

Eccorazzi

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

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.

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.

Toronto City Council Bans Plastic Bags

Eccorazzi

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

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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.

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.

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?

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.

Chicago Bans Grocery Store Plastic Bags

Eccorazzi

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

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.

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.

Inspired by Oman Caves: Take Green Prophet’s Plastic Bag Challenge!

Green Prophet

Take our plastic bag challenge. Tell the clerk you’ll pass on that bag, instead tuck your purchases into your pockets or purse. You bolder folks, ask the managers if they’d switch to biodegradable or sell reusable bags. Plastic trash is everywhere. It’s hard to take a photo where a bag isn’t perched in a tree, nesting in a wall or flying in a breeze. Plastic bags carpet the cave floor , blown in across miles of remote flatland.

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.”

Self-Restraint, Global Warming & the Will to Change.

Elephant Journal

Editor's Picks Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Green Featured Today climate change consumption Earth global warming green health plastic bags Prop 67 reduce waste trashJust think for a moment. There are 319 million people in America. If each person could reduce their use of.

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.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. It’s The part of the nation’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, which will also carry out a ban on plastic bags in grocery shops and markets beginning in July.

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.

Do you still get plastic bags at the grocery store?

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you still get plastic bags every time you go to the grocery store then, I am sorry, you really don't care about people or the Planet. While it may be that the plastic bags aren't really made from virgin oil – they are made from naphthalene, a byproduct of petroleum refining – they are still an environmental problem. This is done in an attempt for you, the consumer, to bring your own bags. No need for plastic one way 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.

Plastic bag manufacturers aim for 40% recycled content

Green (Living) Review

Most bags have about 25 to 30 percent maximum recycled content by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This was the statement that was released about a year or more ago and still to this day they are aiming for it. Manufacturers of plastic carrier bags are aiming for a target of 40% recycled plastic in the polymer from which new bags are being made. Because the general public perceives that, erroneously, to mean 100% post-consumer plastic, which it is not.

Beat the Bag Tax with Ohyo and Felix Conran

Green (Living) Review

The plastic bag tax hits England on October 5th when shoppers will be charged 5p per bag and Ohyo and Felix Conran have teamed up to produce a neat solution to this, namely the Ohyo Bag. a travel bag that gets bigger to accommodate those last minute purchases. •

Los Angeles to Become Biggest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Eccorazzi

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.

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.

Wean yourself off plastic with clever Trolley Bags

Green Prophet

Jordan’s plastic bags enjoy more freedom than most of its people. Bags fly free. Trolley Bags are eco-friendly, reusable shopping bags developed in Europe, but useful anywhere – particularly here in plastic-choked Amman.

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

Toronto Becomes First Canadian City to Ban Single Plastic Bag Use

Celsias

Toronto City Council has got rid of single use plastic bags, but it wasn't quite what the proposer of the motion intended.

Off the Record, ex-Executive at major Natural Products Company says: “BPA is the least of your worries.”

Elephant Journal

I’ve reported this before, but this latest revelation—a moment of too-rare, (off-the-record) transparency has got me avoiding (when given the choice) anything stored in plastic, including all canned goods. The full quote went something like this: “BPA is the least of your worries… …All cans are lined with dozens of different untested plastics.

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.

Recycling Plastic Bags and Bottles- a Few Easy Ways

Green Prophet

Recyclable plastics or wastes for the dump? Plastic items that usually get discarded and wind up being buried in landfills or washed out to sea are serious issues brought up during annual events like Earth Day. David de Rothschild (with red cap) on Plastiki plastic catamaran.

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.

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

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

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).

Young Egyptian Designers Use Fashion to Change Our Plastic Habits

Green Prophet

Young Egyptians Yara Yassin and Rania Rafie are embarking on a business that makes bags from bags – innovative handbags sewn from throwaway plastic. GP: Why specifically plastic bags (as opposed to plastic bottles, general litter)?

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Black and white ruffled drum shades made out of recycled plastic bags

EcoFriend

Pratima Kalra: The sight of plastic bags in supermarkets is not pleasant, especially for eco friendly shoppers. And, if they see people carrying plastic bags instead of paper or other recyclable bags, their face gets lined with a scornful grin.

International Plastic Bag Free Day – September 12

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The world's first Plastic Bag Free Day – organized by the Marine Conservation Society – will be on 12th September 2009. They are asking shoppers to ditch plastic bags for good and to just take a reusable bag with then when they go to the stores. There are many ways that you can support Plastic Bag Free day. Take you own reusable shoppers and leave plastic bags at the checkout.

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.