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California Just Signed the Nation’s First State-Level Plastic Bag Ban Into Law!

California Just Signed the Nation’s First State-Level Plastic Bag Ban Into Law!

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed the nation's first state-level ban on plastic bags into law! Several cities across the United States have already outlawed plastic grocery bags, but this is the

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California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California just scored a major potential win for the environment last Friday, when the State Senate approved the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags. The Senate passed the ban

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Will a 10 Cent Fee Finally Get New Yorkers to Kick the Plastic Bag Habit?

Will a 10 Cent Fee Finally Get New Yorkers to Kick the Plastic Bag Habit?

They say the best things in life are free, but unfortunately so are some of the worst things - like plastic bags at New York City groceries, convenience stores and other retailers. But that could soon

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Los Angeles Becomes Largest City in US to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles Becomes Largest City in US to Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic Bag photo via Shutterstock Following in the footsteps of San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities around the world, the Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban single-use plastic bags.

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Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic bag photo from Shutterstock On Wednesday, a last-minute motion led the Toronto City Council to ban plastic shopping bags in this city of 2.5 million. On January 1, 2013, Toronto will become the

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Hawaii Officially Becomes the First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Bags!

Hawaii Officially Becomes the First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Bags!

Plastic Bag photo from Shutterstock Los Angeles may have recently become the largest city to ban plastic bags, but Hawaii just knocked it out of the park by banning plastic bags statewide! Honolulu

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Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles made eco-history, by enacting a citywide ban on plastic bags. The vote, which passed through the L.A. City Council, made Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to ban

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San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

Almost five years ago, San Francisco became the first American city to ban plastic shopping bags from supermarkets and chain pharmacies. Now the city is poised to expand that ban to all retail stores and

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Portland Oregon is the Latest City to Ban Plastic Bags!

Portland Oregon is the Latest City to Ban Plastic Bags!

Plastic bags are the bane of every eco-minded person's existence. They can't be normally recycled, they're made with polluting petroleum, they don't breakdown in landfills -- the list of earth-harming

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San Jose Bans Plastic Shopping Bags, Biggest Ban in CA

San Jose Bans Plastic Shopping Bags, Biggest Ban in CA

In a sweeping 10-1 verdict, the San Jose City Council has officially banned all single use plastic shopping bags and barred retailers from giving away paper bags yesterday. The ban will take effect on

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Egregious Packaging Hall of Shame: Plastic Bags Truly Do Suck

Egregious Packaging Hall of Shame: Plastic Bags Truly Do Suck

Each year nearly 380 billion plastic bags are used in the US -- any only 7 percent of them are recycled. The plastic scourge clogs waterways and takes hundreds of years to break down into smaller plastic

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Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

This week, California lawmakers are meeting to discuss monumental legislation that could banish plastic bags once and for all from The Golden State. To raise awareness for this landmark move, a hundred

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New York Mayor Proposes Charge on Plastic Bags

New York Mayor Proposes Charge on Plastic Bags

Recently New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed that NYC begin charging shoppers 6 cents for each plastic bag issued at the register. The policy is the latest attempt by the city to go green and reduce

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Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bags!

Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bags!

Welcome Los Angeles to the growing list of countries and municipalities that are taking a stand against plastic bags. Following in the footsteps of Australia, China, Israel, Melbourne, San Francisco and

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KILL PLASTIC BAGS WITH TAXES: look to Ireland

KILL PLASTIC BAGS WITH TAXES: look to Ireland

Ireland plastic bag usage drops dramatically after plastic bag taxes are instated! With all the recent bans on plastic bags around the world, it's natural to wonder just how effective all the bag

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No More Free Plastic Bags in Israel

No More Free Plastic Bags in Israel

It looks like 2008 will keep up last year's momentum of phasing out plastic bags whenever possible. Just as the new year rang, word came around that a bill had been introduced in Israel that would mandate

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China Bans Plastic Bags

China Bans Plastic Bags

It seems that plastic shopping bags are really on the way out. It started with San Francisco, Hong Kong, then Melbourne and other cities, and now, beginning in July, all plastic shopping bags in the

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MELBOURNE BANS PLASTIC BAGS

MELBOURNE BANS PLASTIC BAGS

Last July, Australia's Victoria state legislation, home to Melbourne, announced legislation to put a levy of 10 cents on every giveaway plastic bag given at supermarkets. The move was seen as a necessary

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SAN FRANCISCO BANS PLASTIC BAGS

SAN FRANCISCO BANS PLASTIC BAGS

Photo courtesy of NY Times Next time you go grocery shopping in San Francisco, you won't be hearing "paper or plastic" at the check out. As of this past March, San Francisco is officially the first

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HONG KONG MOVES TO BAN PLASTIC BAGS

HONG KONG MOVES TO BAN PLASTIC BAGS

Lawmakers are closer to passing an environmental levy to cut plastic bag use in Hong Kong. “No Plastic Bag Day” campaigns may become permanent. According to a report released recently by Hong

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