Economic Impact of Disposable Bags

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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...]

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?

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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

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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...]

Jute, Cotton, and Bamboo Bags – New Types of Shopping Bag for 2013

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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...]

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