Reclaimed Pet Bags and Dispensers for Disposing Pet Waste

The Valparaiso city municipality has made an offer of free pet waste bag dispensers which can be collected from utilities office at Billings Street or from the city hall located in Lincoln-Way. These dispensers with biodegradable bags can be easily attached to a pet’s leash to be used when required and nearly 800 dispensers have been distributed till date.   This program has been initiated to … [Read more...]

Economic Impact of Disposable Bags

In the study of economics, negative externalities are representative of the fact that cost of a good to society is greater than the cost the consumer is paying for it. A primary example of a negative externality prevalent in society is smoking. Cigarettes cost a minimal amount to produce, and were originally extremely affordable. However, over time the government became aware of the significant … [Read more...]

Farmers Markets

Across the country, many breathe a sigh of relief as the oppressive, muggy heat of the summer begins to subside and give way to more temperate fall weather. Nature hikes and other outdoor activities become significantly more enjoyable, which can be an especially good idea to help work off the extra cookout weight that’s so easy to put on over the course of the summer months. Many nutrition experts … [Read more...]

Trash Arrives Before Humans Do

With the surge in green living, there has been a lot of discussion through the years surrounding the harmful effects of trash on the environment. Aesthetically, litter looks terrible as it blows around the landscape or floats in our waterways. Ecologically, the plastic material and the dyes used in it’s creation are both extremely harmful to the environment and marine life. But what about the … [Read more...]

How to Reduce Your Overall Kitchen Waste

A large percentage of the average person’s waste comes from the kitchen, including food, packaging and water. Reduce your kitchen waste using these simple steps and you’ll be sure to see a difference in no time. The first place to start reducing your kitchen waste is while shopping for groceries. Always take your own reusable grocery bags to the store to reduce the demand for plastic bags. Buy … [Read more...]

Paper or Plastic?

Would you like paper or plastic? Everyone’s heard the question at the grocery store as their items are being rung up. In the plastic vs. paper bag debate, a number of consumers opt for paper bags, believing that they are the better choice for the environment than their plastic counterparts, when in reality, reusable shopping bags are the best alternatives of them all. You generally hear all the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

The US Makes Way for Recycled Plastic Bags

After passing the ordinance on plastic bag ban, Los Angeles became the largest metropolis of Unites States of America to take this step. Chicago and New York too are planning to implement a similar ban on plastic bags. This ban is strictly on the plastic bags that can be used only once. This step was taken by LA, as a measure to stop the clogging of water sources by plastic bags, which impact the … [Read more...]

Ban on Plastic Commodities in Los Altos

Since the beginning of 2013, many cities have implemented the ban on the usage of plastic bags within their premises. The city of Los Altos may join this list very soon as well, as the officials in the city have proposed a bill to ban the usage of many plastic commodities within the city premises. The city officials have asked the city council to approve two ordinances. One ordinance will aim at … [Read more...]

Plastic Bag Ban in San Clemente

The Coastal Advisory Commission at San Clemente is perturbed by the escalating issue of plastic bag waste disposal. So, it has proposed that the city council of San Clemente should put a ban on the usage of single-use plastic bags within the city limits. The city council has contemplated on the proposal of banning single-use plastic bags twice in the recent past, and may come to a conclusion soon. … [Read more...]

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