15 Jul '11, 6pm

Plastic bag bans: California Supreme Court Upholds cities' Bans

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Environment and Climate page , Organic Transitions page , and our California News page . The California Supreme Court upheld the right of cities to ban plastic bags, ruling Thursday that a full-scale environmental review may not always be needed to prohibit stores from giving bags to their customers. Environmentalists lauded the unanimous decision, calling it a victory for environmental protection. But a lawyer for plastic bag makers said the manufacturers would continue to sue municipalities that impose bans without environmental impact reports. The ruling overturned two lower court decisions and upheld a 2008 plastic bag ban by Manhattan Beach. Since that ban, nearly a dozen other local governments, including Los Angeles County, have voted to prohibit plastic bags, and other cities are considering such prohibi...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23618.cfm

Tweets

Cali Supreme Court said Manhattan Beach can ban plastic bags today! An updated list of plastic bag bans in LA cities:

Cali Supreme Court said Manhattan Beach can ban...

greenlagirl.com 14 Jul '11, 8pm

Manhattan Beach voted on July 1, 2008 to ban both plastic and bioplastic bags , effective within 6 months for large stores...

Someone buy me this bag please

Someone buy me this bag please

mischabartonhandbags.com 16 Jul '11, 2pm

In Stock WAS £ 69.00 - NOW £ 27.60 Practical and stylish. A classic hold everything work tote, is complimented by on trend...

Fact of the Day: More than 2.4 billion lbs of p...

earth911.com 21 Jul '11, 12pm

Plastic is delineated with numbers 1 through 7, although some municipalities are opting to describe plastic in ways that i...

Which cities pay the most for gas?: via @grist

Which cities pay the most for gas?: via @grist

grist.org 22 Jul '11, 5pm

Which cities eat up the most gas? Mint.com has the lowdown on how often their users buy gas every month, and how much they...

Facebook Bans Advertiser Pushing Google+ Follows

Facebook Bans Advertiser Pushing Google+ Follows

searchenginewatch.com 18 Jul '11, 5am

Michael Lee Johnson thought he was being a good marketer using Facebook ads to garner more followers over at Google+. His ...