North Carolina Celebrates Clean Beaches 5 Years After Plastic Bag Ban

July 14, 2014
When the North Carolina Outer Banks banned plastic bags from the community in 2009, it was one of the first areas in the U.S. to do so. Area residents and officials were shocked at the amount of plastic bags littering the coastline, so they did something about it. Five years later, the Outer Banks public works department notes how easy it is to keep Cape Hatteras and other N.C. beaches clean. Reusable wholesale grocery bags have replaced the single-use plastics for good. Initial resistance...
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Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Small Grocers

July 07, 2014
When Los Angeles became the biggest city to plan single-use plastic bags last year, lawmakers decided to start with the biggest stores in town. Six months into a successful project that began January 2014, small grocers joined the campaign at the start of July. Only paper bags or reusable wholesale shopping bags are allowed in L.A. going forward. The good news is the city has already reported saving money on trash cleanup while consumers have adapted quickly to the change. L.A. City...
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Tired of Plastic Bags Polluting the Community? Here’s a Green Alternative

June 27, 2014
There is no mystery why cities as diverse as Austin and San Francisco have banned plastic bags. Instead of serving a useful purpose, single-use plastic bags end up polluting the community and making nature an ugly thing to behold. Is that worth the convenience of carrying a few groceries to the car? Most people agree those days are over. Wholesale grocery bags that are reusable and affordable provide a much better solution. Anyone tired of seeing plastic bags on the beach, in parks, on street...
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Reusable Bags: How to Be the Change Your Community Needs

June 20, 2014
There is a quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, which suggests you “be the change you wish to see in the world.” Although Gandhi indeed said it much subtler than that, the general point is the same: A single act by a single person has an effect on the community at large. Multiply that change by the number of people in a city and the effect may be enormous. Store owners who choose to stock wholesale reusable shopping bags can begin such a trend in their community. Reusable bags are...
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Is Your Business on a Green Mission? Start with Custom Reusable Bags

June 13, 2014
There has never been a better time to start making your company greener. Consumers respond to businesses that respect the environment for the sake of the community and the planet as a whole. Frankly, there is too much bad news about the environment to ignore. If you use resources in the pursuit of profit, people want to know you’re doing it efficiently. Start by replacing paper or plastic bags with wholesale custom bags that are reusable. What does a bag have to do with conserving resources?...
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Can Reusable Shopping Bags Replace Plastic Bags Forever?

June 06, 2014
When lawmakers decide it’s time to ban plastic bags in a city (like Chicago) or whole state (like California), they assume that single-use bags end up in trashcans or kitchen cabinets. In fact, statistics show hardly any of these bags are recycled. Huge volumes of waste are created for the simple act of transporting groceries and supplies home. According to CalRecycle, a measly 5% of the 14 billion plastic bags Californians take home every year get recycled. Despite what plastic bag...
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Green Tips for Business Owners This Summer

May 28, 2014
It’s challenging to conserve energy in the heat of the summer, but every effort helps the community as well as the bottom line of business owners operating on a budget. From replacing plastic bags with reusable wholesale tote bags to getting more from you air conditioning system- here are tips on going green this summer. Spending Less for Cooling and Lighting Business owners who have ceiling fans installed can gain an extra 4 degrees of coolness, which allows you to keep the air conditioner...
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California Assembly Moves to Ban Plastic Bags Statewide

May 21, 2014
There have been attempts to ban plastic bags across California in the past, but a new twist to a bill in the state assembly may be the element that finally wins the day against single-use plastic bags. Committee members advanced a proposal that would in effect ban plastic grocery bags throughout California. Instead of dealing with plastic bag lobby interference, the state will provide incentives for companies to switch to production of reusable wholesale grocery bags, eliminating any argument...
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Plastic Bag Bans Address the Waste of Oil and Energy

May 12, 2014
You can see the causal waste of energy in every facet of daily life. From the office buildings with their lights running overnight to gas-guzzling cars and single-use grocery bags, wasting energy – and the resources needed to produce it – has become a way of American life. However, there are ways to confront these wastes. Reusable wholesale grocery bags and smart energy practices at home show just how simple it can be. Bags Made of Oil High carbon emissions present problems for the world in...
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South Pasadena Unanimously Approves Plastic Bag Ban

May 05, 2014
The vote to ban plastic bags was unanimous. South Pasadena’s City Council approved a ban for grocery stores, farmers’ markets and retail chains alike to go into effect June 2014. By planning to order and hand out w reusable shopping bags as part of the legislation, the South Pasadena government is making it easy on residents and store owners at once. There is no need for single-use bags in grocery stores, and there is no need to complain about the reusable bags to replace them. Mayor...
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