More California Cities Ban Plastic Bags

October 03, 2013
While communities all across the Southwest and Pacific Northwest are banning plastic bags, California has the highest number of cities that are doing away with single-use sacks. The latest is Redwood City, which joins East Palo Alto in San Mateo County in charging 10 cents per bag starting on October 2. Already, wholesale shopping bags are making its way up in Northern California. The first rollout of the law is the less stringent version for residents. By January, the ten cents becomes a...
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San Diego Moves Toward a Plastic Bag Ban

September 26, 2013
Now that nearly 80 cities in California have taken action on plastic bags, news of an impending ban in San Diego is not surprising. Blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, San Diego residents have been finding these bags blowing down the coast, washing into the waters, and polluting every area of the city. Eco-friendly reusable shopping bags would eliminate the need for this waste, and San Diego’s City Council is going to draw up legislation to ban plastic bags for good. News...
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Going Green – From Your Car to the Grocery Store

September 19, 2013

There are so many ways to live a greener lifestyle, from bringing reusable bags to the grocery store to changing showerheads in the bathroom. In fact, as everyone becomes wild about electric vehicles, it’s interesting to note you don’t have to swap out a gas engine car for a Nissan Leaf or Tesla to use less fuel. The same as toting eco-friendly reusable shopping bags to the store, some small adjustments in the way you drive can have a big impact on your car’s emissions.

Here are a few ways...
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New Mexico’s Capital Latest to Ban Plastic Bags

September 12, 2013
In what’s become a bona fide wave sweeping across the country, Santa Fe became the latest city to ban plastic bags. The decision means one more state capital is heading toward a greener future, and initiating an era in which eco-friendly reusable shopping bags will be the norm. Along with Austin, the capital of Texas, Santa Fe is deciding to lead on the issue as the state capital of New Mexico. As with every such ban on wasteful plastic bags, the opposition has remarked how reusable bags take...
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The Big Fish: New York City Aims to Cut Plastic Bag Waste

September 06, 2013
Great news about plastic bag bans has been coming from the West Coast for years, but the Big Apple is finally getting its moment in the spotlight: a bill to reduce plastic bags is now making the rounds in New York’s City Council. In many ways, it would be the most dramatic moment yet for the national environmental effort. Getting New Yorkers to use eco-friendly reusable shopping bags would save billions of plastic bags from landfills, seas, parks, and streets. The bill would charge 10 cents...
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Kermit, Texas Passes Plastic Bag Ban to Widespread Support

August 30, 2013
[caption id="attachment_342" align="alignleft" width="195" caption="Get reusable grocery bags from"]Wholesale Reusable Grocery Bags[/caption] Get out your eco-friendly reusable shopping bags , as another city in Texas is nixing the plastic. Bag bans are no longer a bizarre phenomenon, as places from Austin to San Francisco have successfully adopted measures that change the way people carry groceries and supplies home. Kermit, Texas, is the most recent place to adopt a ban, as the city council decided in late...
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West Hollywood Plastic Bag Ban Now in Effect!

August 23, 2013
[caption id="attachment_335" align="alignleft" width="195" caption="Get Customized Shopping Bags from"]Customized Shopping Bags[/caption] For those who have been alarmed by plastic waste and pollution, it’s a great day in West Hollywood. Tuesday, August 20 marks the second phase of the West Hollywood plastic bag ban, affecting every retail business in the city. Eco-friendly reusable shopping bags will now be a way of life for West Hollywood residents every day of the week. It’s a huge victory for...
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Paper or Plastic? There’s a Superior Third Option

August 12, 2013
[caption id="attachment_324" align="alignleft" width="195" caption="Custom Shopping Bags from"]Custom Shopping Bags[/caption] Plastic bag bans are hitting cities across the country, but opponents to this trend are confusing the debate on at least one count. When a plastic bag tax or outright ban is proposed, opponents deliver statistics on the damning effects of paper bags, their assumed replacement. Paper bags are not the solution. Environmentally friendly grocery bags are the superior third...
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Plastic Bags Going the Way of the Dinosaur? Here’s the Solution

August 05, 2013
As a nation, we may be coming late to the realization that plastic bags are bad on nearly every front. They take a great deal of energy to produce, they pollute the environment in so many ways, and take thousands of years to biodegrade. Most of Europe and nearly half of California have banned or stifled the use of plastic bags, making reusable grocery bags the norm in every shopping situation. How long until the rest of the U.S. follows suit? Eco-Friendly Reusable Shopping Bags Bloomberg, the business news outlet of the...
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L.A. City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

July 30, 2013
Eco-Friendly Reusable Shopping BagsWhat happens when a city of nearly four million people go grocery shopping? Well, according to the City of Los Angeles city council, the result is clogged gutters, polluted rivers, and beaches piled up with plastic shopping bags. Hopefully, that will soon be a thing of the past, now that the city council has approved a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery stores. If that ban has you scrambling, then it’s time to look into eco-friendly reusable shopping bags. Why the Ban? Estimates show...
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