Why Are Reusable Bags So Popular?

Reusable shopping bags have become popular because not only are they are a simple way to help the environment, they are durable, generally have a larger capacity, better looking and more convenient to use. Reusable bags can be used for purposes other than groceries. Many people take them to the beach, to school, to work and some even use them as a purse. They can be easily stored in your trunk so … [Read more...]

Why Should I Switch to Reusable Bags?

Switching to reusable shopping bags is an easy jumping off point to going green and becoming environmentally responsible. The hardest part about switching is remembering to take them with you on every shopping trip whether you are going out for groceries or to the mall. Reusable bags are convenient, durable and are a good way to demonstrate that you are environmentally aware. Plastic shopping … [Read more...]

The City of West Hollywood Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

A new ordinance established by the City of West Hollywood is joining the environmental call towards the ban of plastic bags in an effort to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags that end up in environment. The ordinance is based on the ban that is currently in effect in Los Angeles County, and similar to laws established in the cities of Malibu, Santa Monica, Long Beach and Calabasas. For … [Read more...]

Reusable Grocery Bags Help Save the Environment

The idea of going green is becoming a sweeping initiative not only for individuals, but for businesses as well. Many consumers are beginning to realize the impact that they have on the environment, both positive and negative, and “going green” is becoming a common lifestyle. More businesses are encouraging consumers to use reusable grocery bags by offering them a discount for each bag they use … [Read more...]

Starting October 1st San Luis Obispo County is Banning Plastic Bags

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San Luis Obispo Countyis banning single-use plastic bags and wants almost all retailers to follow the rule. Goods and groceries will no longer be packaged in single-use plastic bags, but instead can be packed in wholesale reusable bags or in recyclable paper bags. … [Read more...]

First It Was Policy-Makers; Now it’s Students

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As the community meeting went ahead regarding the proposal about banning plastic bags in retail markets and stores, students waited in line to voice out their opinion on the matter as well in Santa Fe city. When the students addressed the councilors by reading whatever they’d written, the entire council stopped to listen. … [Read more...]

Natural Grocers, The Eco-Friendly Store Debuts In Arizona

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is opening one of its three stores in Flagstaff,Arizona. The other two stores will be opened in Prescott and Sedona. National Grocers is a grocery chain that focuses on organic, natural and cost effective products. … [Read more...]

Reusable T-Shirt Bags to Replace Plastic in Toronto

The plastic bag ban fever is quickly spreading all across the States and both retailers and consumers are forced to find alternatives to single-use plastic bags. With the increasing awareness about environmental protection, it probably won't be long before these bags are banned in the whole of theUnited States. Plastic bag ban in Toronto The ban on plastic bags will take effect in Toronto on … [Read more...]

Solana Beach Bans Plastic Bags

According to a new report, Solana Beach, California is banning single-use plastic bags from the 9th of August 2012. Plastic and paper will not be an option for shoppers at grocery stores, pharmacies, food vendors and city facilities. Details of the new law The new law is targeted at decreasing single-use plastic bags in the country’s second smallest city. Three months after the ban, plastic … [Read more...]

Grocery Stores Get Prepared for Bellingham Plastic Ban

The ban on plastic bags will come into effect this week in Bellingham, Washington. Local stores and super markets are fully preparing themselves for the ban. About the ban The plastic bag ban will start on the 1st of August, 2012. Shoppers have the option of paying a nickel for every paper bag they need or carrying their own reusable bags. The reusable bag industry is benefitting from the … [Read more...]

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