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Bringing your lunch with you is greener than buying lunch while out, in no small part because you're skipping wasteful packaging. But packed lunches, can still have wasteful packaging if you're wrapping your sandwich up in
Istanbul's first organic market celebrated its third anniversary with concerts, dancing, and, of course, plenty of organic eats. But one of the most popular events was a workshop for sewing your own reusable cloth bag.
San Francisco is the first U.S. city set to ban plastic bags and Los Angeles City Council followed suit, approving a ban, effective July 2010. Last week, they also tacked on a 25-cent fee on paper or plastic
Last week's episode of The Apprentice t.v. series featured the Bee3Pod bike bag, a well-designed bag for carrying groceries over the back wheel of a bicycle. It was the ecological choice for one of the teams--their assignment was to
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Dear Pablo: I want to switch to reusable shopping bags. (Yes I should have done it years ago.) However, all the stores in my area seem to sell bags made of polypropylene. Is the manufacturing process of these bags bad for the
It is easy for cashiers to go on autopilot sometimes at the grocery store, placing one or two items in a plastic bag before you can even say "Hello". When you explain that you already have your own bag or that you don't need a bag for your one
The title of this piece represents the thought of some folks, when they hear the idea of the widely proposed plastic bag fees. Such thoughts come from single moms and senior citizens, who balk at the current price of
New Delhi has banned the use of plastic bags in all shops, starting very soon. Notification has been sent out to all shopkeepers, and they are being given 10 to 12 days to fall into line. After that, traders will
The triumvirate of hip ladies from Mod Green Pod is at it again. They've been busy since we saw them last, working hard behind the scenes to update their offerings and services. They're bringing their new (though still U.S.-based)
Last week, I did a segment for The CBS Early Show on green gift ideas, and Harry Smith, co-anchor of the show, remarked that it was the best green gift segment he’d ever done. I won’t take credit for that: There are simply fantastic green goods out
I know what you're thinking: same old, same old. But actually this line of reusable bags is making it harder and harder to come up the "I forgot my bag" excuse.What drew me to BlueAvocado's new GroPak is the product’s ability to
The backpack is the workhorse of the bag community: versatile, sturdy, and affordable. Over at Planet Green, we've rounded up our favorites -- for adults kids alike -- that cost under $100. Naturally, all of our picks are also eco-friendly. From bags
It's not quite Modbury, the town which has gone plastic bag free for a year now, or Kew, which isn't giving them out in shops, but it is ours. Belsize Park, a leafy neighbourhood in North London has launched a voluntary plastic bag ban. Called
The Eco Design Award in Sapporo, northern Japan, is a small but growing event inviting designers to think about materials and shapes, and come up with great design. Last year, the lovely handmade recycled wine bottle lamp shown here won the Grand Prix.