Eco-friendly Wedding Gowns – A Fashion Trend for 2013

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Eco-friendly fashion has gradually captivated the bridal market. Tara Lynn Scheidt, a designer of eco-friendly wedding gowns and a native of Long Island, states that over the years the market for eco friendly promotional items has increased drastically. As a matter of fact, many people enjoy using eco-friendly items. So this year is expected to be an exciting one for all the eco-friendly fashion … [Read more...]

Plastic Bag Ban in Alameda County

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The city officials of Alameda County have finally implemented the ban on the usage of plastic bags with the beginning of the new year. In the past three or four years, many cities within the U.S have taken up measures to curb the issue of plastic waste. Several cities have banned the usage of plastic bags within their limits, and with the start of 2013, Alameda County is joining this list as well. … [Read more...]

Plastic Bag Ban in San Clemente

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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...]

Nine Months into the Voluntary Ban on Plastic Bags

Until now only a few local businesses were charging customers for paper and plastic bags. In a few months all businesses will have to implement a ban on plastic bags, which is still a voluntary choice inSouth San Francisco. San Francisco's voluntary ban It's been nine months since San Franciscoimposed a voluntary ban on plastic bags for all large businesses. Up until now several businesses … [Read more...]

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition Sues Santa Cruz

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition is suing Santa Cruz County to fight the plastic bag ban they just passed in September, 2011.  The ban in Santa Cruz applies to supermarkets, restaurants and convenience stores and prohibits free plastic bags from being handed out with each purchase. Grocery shoppers also have a tax applied for a paper bag if they ask for them. Other cities in California that have … [Read more...]

Austin City Limits Bag Ban Consideration is Music to the Ears of T.C.E.

Paper or plastic is a question that may not be asked again soon in Austin, Texas. The Texas Campaign for the Environment is applauding the consideration as both a common sense forward thinking solution for the environment and sound fiscal policy. The recent consideration of plastic bag bans in Austin is a trend continuing in Texas with Brownsville being the latest example earlier this year. TEC … [Read more...]

Austin Town Hall Forum For Plastic Bag Ban On October 24th, 2011

Austin City Council has scheduled a Town Hall forum on October 24th at 6 PM at Austin Energy (721 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX.  to discuss a Single-use Bag Ban in Austin.  Mayor of Austin, Lee Leffingwell, will be in attendance with members of the Texas Campaign for the Environment (TCE) and members from Austin’s Resource Recovery Department.  The public is encouraged to attend to show support … [Read more...]

Colorado Supporting Reusable Shopping Bags

It's time for the city of Boulder, Colorado to update its master plans for Waste Reduction.  Boulder City Council updates it's master plan every five years and the last update was in 2006. Boulder has been striving for a Zero Waste Master Plan over the years, and so the current issue of banning plastic bags is on the table.  In regards to plastic and paper bag usage, the city is considering … [Read more...]

A Little Place Called Aspen


Aspen City Council is currently proposing to ban plastic bags commonly provided to customers during checkout at two of Aspen's grocery stores, Clark's Market and City Market.  Carbondale is also moving toward a plastic bag ban and their final vote will be October 25th of this year.  Aspen and Carbondale are part of the Roaring Fork Valley communities, along with Snowmass Village, Basalt and … [Read more...]

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