Kroger announces a 180% increase since 2007 in plastic bag recycling! We are making a difference! Sure we would like to see everyone stop using plastic bags all together - but hey, we are thrilled that if a consumer has to take a plastic bag, more and more they are recycling it! This proof that as we all become aware of the toxicity of plastic bags, we are all changing our hab
This is the first article from contributor Ted of the Plastic Bag Ban Report. You may remember that Conservingnow.com has started an incredible partnership with the Plastic Bag Ban Report, and this article is one of the many wonderful products of that partnership. I am so excited to share Ted's article with you, as his writing is always interesting and informative. I know you
At ConservingNow.com we are often asked about green choices. Most often people are looking for a set of hard and fast rules to live greener. Simple straightforward answers to common questions like paper or plastic, organic or not? It seems that everywhere we go we are bombarded with green choi
On March 8, 2010,
Safeway stores in Breckenridge, Colorado have recently placed employees outside their store to remind shoppers to bring their own bags!
In addition, "Summit County is winning the competition against all Colorado ski towns to see who can use the least plastic and the most reusable bags. The winning community gets $10,000 towards their school system."
Target stores in South Australia are joining other stores in South Australia in phasing out the use of plastic bags in their stores. "Target will join other Target stores in a national phase-out of plastic bags on Monday, following a statewide ban on plastic bags in South Australia."
You already bring your own carrier bag to the farmer's market, and yet so many of us still rely on the plastic produce bags offered by the vendors. A trend in farmer's markets nationwide is to ban these bags, but if your farmer's market hasn't done so yet, here are some tips for packing your carrier bag so you won't need to use any plastic produce bags.
From the Paramus Post (New Jersey): http://www.paramuspost.com/article.php/20090614183654231
Becoming responsible to our environment: paper, plastic or cotton bags?
By Frosty Wooldridge
Denver Political Issues Examiner
The New York Times noted that much of the success in Ireland was do to the will of the people.
The citizens of Ireland wanted to use less plastic bags. During this same time, cloth or reusable bags have become incredibly popular and trendy. Additionally, Ireland is said to have a young population, eager to adopt measures in support of environmental benefits.