20 Sep '11, 3pm

More cities & counties are exploring plastic bag bans. Is it happening where you live? Do you agree with the measures?

More cities & counties are exploring plastic bag bans. Is it happening where you live? Do you agree with the measures?

Lawmakers from Santa Cruz County, Calif., to the state of Michigan are debating the issue of plastic bag pollution, with many banning plastic single-use shopping bags or considering such legislation. Photo: Flickr/katerha Find your local recycling solution for plastic bags From Santa Cruz County, Calif., to the state of Michigan, lawmakers across the country continue to debate the issue of plastic bag pollution, with many banning plastic single-use shopping bags or considering such legislation. Last week, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass an ordinance that prohibits grocery stores, fast-food restaurants and convenience stores in the county’s unincorporated areas from distributing plastic shopping bags, reports the San Jose Mercury News . To encourage shoppers to bring their own reusable bags to the store, they will be charged 10 cents per...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/09/20/more-cities-explore-p...

Tweets

5 Amazing Structures Made from Plastic Bottles:

5 Amazing Structures Made from Plastic Bottles:

earth911.com 19 Sep '11, 10am

Can You Build a House Out of Dirty Diapers? Even the most dedicated reuse enthusiast would have trouble repurposing dirty ...

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Drop Suit Against Reusable Bag Maker ChicoBag

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Drop Suit Against Reu...

treehugger.com 16 Sep '11, 3pm

The plastic bag companies (which also have sued cities which issued plastic bag bans ) alleged that ChicoBag 's "Learn the...

Orange Peels Could Be Made Into Biodegradable Plastic:

Orange Peels Could Be Made Into Biodegradable P...

earth911.com 20 Sep '11, 1pm

Find your local recycling solution for plastic Written by Bryan Nelson Plastic waste makes for one of the worst forms of t...

Taking Stock of Progress on Smart Cities

Taking Stock of Progress on Smart Cities

greenbiz.com 21 Sep '11, 9am

Every day, we are seeing rapid growth in commitments to and projects around smart grid, smart cities and smart transportat...

How Method Turns Plastic Pollution in the Ocean...

treehugger.com 19 Sep '11, 5pm

This led us to ocean plastic , and another question: what if we could gather some of the plastic floating in the North Pac...

PurseBlog Asks: How much do you think this bag ...

purseblog.com 24 Sep '11, 11pm

The lizard finish is exquisite! When questions like this one are asked the answer is usually at either of the extremes. I ...

For the sake of the environment, let's have a l...

straitstimes.com 03 Oct '11, 3am

HUMAN nature being what it is, people will not change their bad habits easily ("New council rolls up sleeves for dirty job...

London Joins Cities To Apply for gTLD

domainnews.com 23 Sep '11, 12pm

London has joined cities such as Berlin, Paris, New York, Cologne, Munich and Vienna in announcing they will apply for the...

Personal Shopper – Replacement Messenger Bag for Jenny

Personal Shopper – Replacement Messenger Bag fo...

pursepage.com 20 Sep '11, 8pm

Jenny wrote to our sister site, Outblush, saying: "I have been carrying the same handbag (albeit, a really NICE handbag, o...

Exploring Cities of the Future -- and the Future of Cities

Exploring Cities of the Future -- and the Futur...

greenbiz.com 28 Sep '11, 5pm

Last week I joined a couple hundred individuals from corporations, universities, governments and nonprofits to work on the...

How Method Turns Plastic Pollution in the Ocean...

treehugger.com 19 Sep '11, 5pm

This led us to ocean plastic , and another question: what if we could gather some of the plastic floating in the North Pac...

The plastic debris you find underwater can be displayed in the Plastic Garbage Project at Zurich's Museum of Design.

The plastic debris you find underwater can be d...

projectaware.org 24 Sep '11, 6am

Where do you think your rubbish ends up? The Museum of Design in Zurich, Switzerland knows it ends up in our oceans. So th...

Latest breakthrough plastic recycling research ...

wrap.org.uk 28 Sep '11, 9am

General information Plastic in manufacturing Types of plastic Mixed plastics Market knowledge Latest research Food grade r...

Plastic Bag Maker Ends Lawsuit Against ChicoBag | Care2 Causes

Plastic Bag Maker Ends Lawsuit Against ChicoBag...

care2.com 14 Sep '11, 2am

Hilex Poly , a South Carolina-based manufacturer of plastic bags, has agreed to settle a lawsuit that it and two other pla...