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New York Governor Urged to Enforce Statewide Ban of Plastic Bags

Nearly 200 organizations have countersigned a letter addressed to the Governor of New York and lawmakers to enact a state-wide ban on plastic bags, similar to one in California.
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Victoria’s Progressive Plastic Bag Ban Heads for Court

A Canadian city's plans to ban plastic bags this summer could be reversed after a court challenge was launched.
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How Do Plastic Bags Affect Our Environment?

Whether you live in an urban megacity or rural farmland, you surely see plastic bags blowing around anytime you leave the house.Some blow across roads like post-apocalyptic tumbleweed, while others become snagged in the...

Plastic Bags: How Convenience is Killing our Planet [Infographic]

Plastic bags continue to pose a major risk to the planet's environmental health.For instance, did you know that there are 46,000 pieces of plastic found in every square mile of ocean? And more than...
The Life Cycle of a Plastic bag

The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bag [Infographic]

Although you may only use a plastic bag for about 20 minutes, its lifespan is much longer than that.In fact, it could sit in a landfill for 1,000 years – that is, if, by then,...
What You Need to Know About Plastic

Everything You Need to Know About Plastic [Infographic]

Here it is: Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today.In fact, it will be just under a millennium before the first plastics ever produced will biodegrade completely.Each year, we just make more...

California Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags – But The Alternatives Could Be Even Worse for...

Last Tuesday Governor Jerry Brown signed SB270 into law, officially making California the first state to ban single-use plastic bags.The law, which is set to take effect in July 2015, will ban grocery and...
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California Inches Towards Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags

Prospects grew for a proposed California ban on plastic grocery bags on Thursday as the state Assembly broadly approved the prohibition after an earlier vote failed to garner enough support in the face of...
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England to Introduce Plastic Bag Tax in 2015

England is setting up the groundwork for an expansive new levy on plastic bags that will affect supermarkets and larger stores nationwide. The 5p charge for plastic bags in England, which will take effect...
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Plastic Madness – Will the World Ban the Plastic Bag?

In recent events around the world stretching from India to the Coast of California the plastic bag is on the chopping block. Countries are starting to believe that plastic bags are the cause of...