Andrew Borracchini Wins Best Bagger Competition in Walla Walla, Washington

In a follow up to our Best Bagger Competition post dated October 14th, 2011, a winner was selected and is now set to go to Las Vegas in February of 2012.  Andrew Borracchini, a bagger from Metropolitan Market in Seattle, won the compition against 7 other contestants.  The Washington Food Industry Association hosted the event on October 26th at the Red Lion Hotel.  Contestants were judged on speed, … [Read more...]

Free Reusable Bags In Santa Cruz December 15th

On Thursday, December 15th, 2011, Save Our Shores will host "Bring You Own Bag" day in Santa Cruz County.  John Leopold, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, will hand out custom reusable bags from 4-6pm at Mi Pueblo market in Watsonville, theCapitola Mall, Live Oak Market, Scotts Valley Market, and Kmart in ScottsValley.   John Leopold is personally going to encourage the use of reusable grocery bags to … [Read more...]

What You Can Do To Reduce Consumption of Plastic Bags

Southampton, N.Y., just implemented a ban on thin, T-Shirt bags, the kind that are typically used in pharmacies and produce sections of grocery stores.  Although this is a good start for Shouthampton, plastic bags in the check out aisles of grocery stores and retail stores will still be handed out. More and more cities are taking steps to ban the distribution of plastic bags, but until all U.S. … [Read more...]

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