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Why Ban Plastic Bags?

You have probably heard of the negative environmental consequences that stem from plastic bag use and littering. These consequences have led to many communities banning single-use plastic bags. Communities that have banned plastic bags are now realizing that recycling programs have not helped rid the landscape and waterways of these bags. However, plastic bag bans have a number of other benefits you may not have thought of. Communities with plastic bag bans in place appear cleaner. No longer do you see a plastic bag caught in the wind, or rolling down the street like a tumbleweed. In these cities, it’s possible to look into a stand of trees and not see a disposable bag waving in the breeze like a trash flag. Can you imagine driving down a road and not seeing bags caught in fences or just lying discarded and dirty in the gutter? Bodies of waters in communities that have banned plastic bags are becoming healthier. When plastic bags enter a body of water, they break down into tiny particles that harm plants and wildlife, they can also enter the food chain, eventually leading to human consumption. Communities with bag bans no longer have shorelines dotted with plastic bags going in and out with the tide. Eliminating single-use plastic bags altogether has helped all recycling efforts. With a ban in place these communities don’t have the bags jamming and clogging recycling machinery, making them more efficient for recycling other products from curbside collections. Not having … Full Story...

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Why Ban Plastic Bags?

You have probably heard of the negative environmental consequences that stem from plastic bag use and littering. These consequences have led to many communities banning single-use plastic bags. Communities that have banned plastic bags are now realizing that recycling programs have not helped rid the landscape and waterways of these bags. However, plastic bag bans have a number of other benefits … More...

The Drawback of the Plastic Bag

Annually, up to 1 trillion plastic bags are produced across the globe, with about 1 million of them being used each minute. When you consider that a single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to completely degrade, you may begin to understand that the issue of plastic bags needs to be nipped in the bud as soon as possible. Disposable plastic bags are a waste of resources and a hazard to the … More...

Hawaii Joins the Plastic Bag Cleanup Effort

Each of the four populated counties in Hawaii have passed legislation to remove plastic bags from checkout counters at grocery stores, restaurants and other retailers. This ban, which goes into effect officially on January 17 on the Big Island, makes Hawaii the first entire state to put a ban on plastic bags. The ban is already being enforced on the islands of Kauai and Maui and the plastic bag … More...

How Many Cities have Plastic Bag Bans?

A number of cities across the United States have implemented plastic bag bans in an effort to reduce pollution and increase recycling efforts. In cities that have not imposed an outright ban on single-use plastic bags, they have instead implemented special taxes on disposable plastic bags. In California alone, almost 90 cities and counties have enacted plastic bag bans. The latest city to join … More...

California Continues to Debate Plastic Bag Ban

For years, California legislators have brought forth proposals to entirely ban single-use plastic bags from the state. There has been some success through the years as many cities and counties have put disposable plastic bag bans on the books, but there are many more cities to go. Currently about 69 cities in California have enacted bans on single-use plastic bags. Most of the ordinances that … More...

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Dallas Still Debating on Plastic Bag Ban

Dallas City Council is still debating on a plastic bag ban, an idea that was introduced by the Quality of Life Committee in March of this year. City governments across the nation are beginning to understand the importance of reducing pollution, most notably due to plastics. In response, a number of cities have imposed plastic bag bans, eliminating the use of single-use plastic bags in favor of … More...

Eco-Friendly Food Brands at Grocery Stores

Aside from bringing your reusable grocery bags, there are other ways to show you are environmentally aware while grocery shopping and that is with the food you purchase. Become a label reader and choose the healthiest food for you, your family and your planet. Look for products that are labeled natural, organic or sustainable for healthy eco-friendly foods. As a part of the green living … More...

Study Shows That Food Comprises Most Landfill Waste

Recent, shocking studies from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) show that almost forty percent of all food in the United States goes uneaten and ends up as landfill waste. This vast amount of wasted food product takes up the most space in municipal landfills, with plastics coming in as the second largest component. Reducing food and plastic waste are two simple steps to ensure a bright, … More...

Branded Bags Promote Environmental Responsibility

For several years, the green movement has helped people become aware of the negative impact we have on our environment. One item that has come under fire for being environmentally irresponsible is the disposable plastic grocery bag. These plastic bags are rarely recycled, utilize nonrenewable resources, blow all over the landscape, fill up our landfills and pose a hazard to wildlife. To help … More...

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