The city government of Washington DC, beginning this month, will impose a tax of 5 cents per plastic bags for supermarket customers. City officials plan to use the increased revenue to combat pollution in a local river. According
xfactor973 is looking for some advice:
My problem though is that everything I buy comes in a plastic bag. Bread comes in 2 bags, produce, things I order online, everything is sealed in plastic. My question is what
You head off to the local market with your grocery list in hand...and then you get there and realize you forgot your bags reusable bags! It's happened to all of us and darn, isn't it so frustrating? Not to mention that so many
As we are all aware, plastic bag waste is impacting our environment, including land and sea. No matter how many articles we've read, there is still the need to reinforce the cycle of taking our reusable bags from the house, to the
About a year ago, the Seattle City Council voted yes to a 20-cent fee on paper and plastic bags, but the fee was never imposed after the American Chemistry Council, whose members include Dow Chemical and Exxon, began to
Dear Pablo: I am building a deck and am trying to decide between wood decking and a composite materials like Trex. Which one is more environmentally friendly?A deck can be a great addition to your property that allows you
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.
This week is Carnival of the Green #186 and it's being hosted by Conserve Plastic Bags, an informative blog whose goal is to raise public awareness on the consumption of plastic bags. Since it's inception (which began as a class project), it has since
A ban on super thin plastic bags cut the use of 40 billion bags, reduced plastic bag usage by 66 percent and saved China 1.6 million tons of petroleum, according to recent government estimates, Worldwatch reports.
Ever get all the way to the store only to realize you've left your reusable bag at home? After years of collecting new paper and plastic bags because their 99 cent, store-branded bags were forgotten, worn out or too small, Chris and Kate Charbonneau
Every so often it is good to remind ourselves why we are working so hard to protect the environment and all its creatures. While many of these statistics are depressing, the good news is that we are currently working towards a
Plastic bags in Japan (Photo: Sekihan on Flickr)
The American Chemistry Council — the same industry trade association that funded two studies "misrepresent[ing] the hazards of bisphenol A" — is setting its sights on making plastic bags with 40