Eco Blog

  1. Dispose Of Those Paint Cans in an Eco-Friendly Manner

    Dispose Of Those Paint Cans in an Eco-Friendly Manner

    Recycling any type of resource is no longer an option for people in most states of the United States of America. It is now considered to be a way of life. The need of the hour is for people to be environmentally friendly as the climate changes due to global warming; rising levels of pollution because of plastics and other issues are scaring people and threatening the harmony of the environment. Finding environmentally friendly ways of disposing water bottles, paint cans, glass jars and aluminum cans is extremely necessary and will help the country in going a long way by not damaging the environment. People have already started to become eco-minded by using seed paper and wholesale reusable bags while shopping, switching to CFLs and harvesting energy. Households in US Usually Have Paint Cans Adding on to the Piles of Garbage Almost every household in America has their own share of paint cans piling up in garages or in attics. First step towards disposing these cans in an eco-friendly manner is to calculate how much you need when you're buying them initially. Take the time out to sit and calculate how much paint you might require for the house or...
  2. Banning of Plastic Bags in Darien is Finally Part of the RTM Agenda

    Banning of Plastic Bags in Darien is Finally Part of the RTM Agenda

    The final step towards banning single-use plastic covers and bags in Darien seems to be on the horizon at the moment as the Representative Town Meeting has finally decided to discuss and vote on the matter on September 24th. Karen Armour, who is the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) moderator and also the Rule Committee Chairman said that the ordinance is brilliantly crafted and might just get all the votes in the meeting. Karen said it is really and achievement that the town Government Administration and Structure Committee have come up with this very clear proposal. The ordinance is apparently copied from a similar Westport ban, with just a few changes. In Westport, the Conservation Department has enforced the ban and in Darien, the Environmental Protection Commission is supposed to enforce the ban. Also, once the ban is imposed, the Committee hopes to encourage shoppers to use wholesale reusable bags instead. Enforcement Will Depend on Decision and Co-Operation of People in Darien The citizens of Westport were eco-minded enough to inform their authorities that even after the ordinance was imposed, stores continued to utilize plastic bags. Darien officials also hope that once the ban is imposed, its enforcement will be effective...
  3. Over One Million Plastic Shopping Bags Removed from Pay-Less Supermarkets

    Over One Million Plastic Shopping Bags Removed from Pay-Less Supermarkets

    According to the Pay-Less Supermarkets' announcement recently, the company has stopped the circulation of plastic bags in all its stores and has reached its goal of getting rid of almost 1.1 million bags. The promotion, which is also called as ‘Mission Zero Bags', was first launched in January and Pay-Less Supermarkets had kept the end of 2012 as its deadline, within which it was supposed to achieve its goal. As of 13th September, 2012, the company is proud to announce its claim that over one million plastic grocery bags were removed from circulation. The executive vice president, Kathy Sgro, was very excited to tell the world of the company's achievement, which they fulfilled three months before they hit the deadline. Every Wednesday, all through the year, customers of Pay-Less Supermarkets are constantly motivated and encouraged by the company to utilize wholesale reusable bags for shopping purposes. Apart from Reusable Totes, Paper Bags Are Also Available at Pay-Less The supermarket chain also offers its shoppers paper bags, which are sold for 5 cents each, so that the shoppers will become more eco-minded. Money that the company gets from selling paper bags goes towards ‘green initiative', which is sent through the Mini...
  4. Boulder City Might Put 20-Cent Fee on Disposable Plastic and Paper Bags

    Boulder City Might Put 20-Cent Fee on Disposable Plastic and Paper Bags

    What Boulder city, Colorado officials are aiming at is to reduce the usage of single-use plastics and disposable paper bags, and instead promote wholesale reusable bags.  Shoppers in Boulder, Colorado may very soon end up paying a 20-cent bag fee if they choose to use a paper or plastic disposable grocery bag. The environmental official of the City recommended this action only after the City Council approved the theoretical idea earlier in the year. It was also found by a city consultant that in order to cover the costs of providing disposable bags to residents, a 20-cent fee is necessary to be imposed on the community. The Environmental Advisory Board of the City will soon discuss the proposal for the fee in a meeting, which will also include feedback from the public. Feedback will be collected through online forums and at the meeting that will take place next week. Fee Proposal Will Apply to All Grocery and Retail Stores in Boulder City October 16th is when the City Council is scheduled to meet and vote regarding the ordinance dealing with the fee on disposable bags. All disposable bags will need to be paid for and if the ordinance is approved...
  5. Burt's Bees and Gap Inc. Are Going ‘Un-Plastic' with New Sustainable Packaging

    Burt's Bees and Gap Inc. Are Going ‘Un-Plastic' with New Sustainable Packaging

    Monadnock Paper Mills is one of the oldest and continuously operating paper mills in the USA. It was founded in 1819 and currently operates from Bennington,NH. The paper mill company has exemplified the transforming mind-sets of other brands by willing to change all their process in order to ensure performance with conscience. A bunch of fiber-based solutions were launched by Monadnock sometime recently, for environment-friendly brand owners. The solutions are made as an alternative to plastics and comprise of high-quality materials, called as Envi Portfolio. Monadnock's sustainability-seeking packaging clients so far include Burt's Bees and Gap Inc., according to recent reports. Fiber-based solutions to plastics are another addition to the list of eco-friendly promotional items. Gap Inc. And Burt's Bees Love Making Sustainable Choice with the Sustainable Packaging Project According to a spokesperson from Gap Inc., the company is dedicated to making choices that are sustainable and work for the customer base and for the entire environment. Monadnock's new project, Envi Portfolio, comprises of recycled paper, environmentally friendly and gift card item, which allows Gap Inc. to bring the entire effort to their stores. Burt's Bees said something similar and added that Monadnock Paper Mills is helping brands like them...
  6. Say No to Disposable Sandwich Wraps; Yes to Imprinted Reusable Bags

    Say No to Disposable Sandwich Wraps; Yes to Imprinted Reusable Bags

    Plastics covers and bags take almost thousands of years to disintegrate and in the process release a lot of harmful substances and are toxic to the environment. It is found that in a year, almost 60 pounds of trash is generated by one person and all of this is lunch waste. If this is the amount of lunch trash a person generates, then imagine the amount of plastic trash thrown out by schools and companies every year. Million of dollars are spent each year while buying these toxic bags and double the amount is spent while disposing them. Custom imprinted reusable bags and seed paper sandwich wraps looks like the better alternatives, which are eco-friendly and pocket friendly.  Schools can print their own logo on the bags and use them over and over again promoting school spirit and an eco friendly culture. Online Sandwich Wraps Sellers with Imprinted Reusable Bags Most residents of cities in the USA are turning eco-minded in many ways, including the materials they use to pack their lunch with. Quite a few companies are selling reusable and renewable sandwich wraps and bags only in order to encourage this eco-friendly practice. The backs come in different varieties...
  7. Town of Telluride Adapts to Plastic Bags-Free Life

    Town of Telluride Adapts to Plastic Bags-Free Life

    It has been almost 18 months since the town of Telluride decided to ban usage of plastic bags and since then residents have easily and quickly accepted wholesale reusable bags and organic paper bags as the best alternative. In fact, even the retail stores are spreading the word. When you reach the door of Clark's Market, there is a sign hanging there which usually send the shoppers back to their vehicles to get their own reusable totes. The residents openly and proudly accept that they have become more educated about the lethal impacts of plastic bags and no longer want to use these bags as they choke the wildlife. The Scene at Durango The City Council of Durango has asked the staff members to do research on a particular policy, which directs retailers to charge ten cents per paper and plastic bag. It has not been presented yet to the council and once given the members will look through it and consider it for formal adoption. Residents are so disgusted with the harm that use of plastic is causing that they even stopped using Tupperware items. Even though the residents took some time to get used to the ban, they...
  8. Homer City Says No to Plastic Shopping Bags and Yes to Reusable Bags

    Homer City Says No to Plastic Shopping Bags and Yes to Reusable Bags

    After the long and unending discussion at the Homer Council meeting on Monday, the members gave single-use plastic shopping covers and bags a thumbs down and instead, decided that reusable shopping bags are the better option. Most of the discussion was focused on 12-36 Ordinances, which is about banning retail sellers from offering their shoppers disposable shopping bags. The rest of the discussion dealt with controlling traffic movements at the Sterling Highway and Main Street intersection. Mayor James Hornaday somehow found the entire bag ban quite difficult to understand, but the other council members and ordinance sponsors disagreed and stuck to the final decision. According to the Ordinances, plastic bags are stated to be non-biodegradable bags that aren't suitable for constant reuse, unless the bag is more than 2.25 mils thick. Disposable Bags a Complete No-No in Homer Since the plastic bags are causing a lot of environmental damage to the planet, it is completely necessary to ban disposable plastics that are about 2.25 mils thick. Carryout bags are included in this category; not the ones used for packaging meat and other produce. Members argued that since there is no plastic bag ‘cops' the ban on these lethal bags is...
  9. Provided by ShopRite, Reusable Bags Are Now Compostable As Well

    Provided by ShopRite, Reusable Bags Are Now Compostable As Well

    Ever since the country started going on an eco-friendly practicing drive, the States have started taking strict measures to help making it a zero-waste country. Banning of plastic covers and encouraging recycling are some of the many measures initiated by the country.  Also, by providing shoppers with wholesale reusable bags, the stores and the officials are doing their bit in encouraging the residents to become eco-minded. It's the turn of ShopRite supermarkets to make a difference. Select supermarkets belonging to the giant chain, ShopRite, in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware, are planning to provide shoppers with a reusable shopping tote, which is also biodegradable and compostable. The supermarket chain claims that it is the first ever compostable and reusable bag to be introduced into the world. Shoprite Compostable Bag Made from Natural Materials The compostable reusable bag is going to be made out of tapioca and corn fibers, along with by-products from the process of food manufacturing. Water-based inks are going to be used while printing these bags, and they are going to be sewed with cotton thread. Eco-friendly bags provided by the shopping chain, contain no petroleum and also are ASTM 6400 certified. The certification...
  10. City Council of New York Opts for Recycling; Bill Passed

    City Council of New York Opts for Recycling; Bill Passed

    Each time you go shopping, the pile of plastic bags stored under the sink just continues to grow and you may just wonder as to how you'll get rid of them. But if you are a New Yorker having the same issue, then you needn't worry as the City Council recently passed a bill asking all large chains and retail stores to collect plastic bags given to shoppers and recycle them. Ever since this bill was passed, New York has been considered to be the largest American city to take such a vast measure in order to limit the impact of these bags on the environment. Almost 86 billion plastic bags are used by the entire country every year, which ends up as wastes polluting the city streets, in landfills or in oceans. Apart from being a lethal threat to wildlife and sea creatures, these plastic bags tend to remain for a really long time in the environment as they are non-biodegradable. Recycling Plastic Bags: Source of Anxiety Almost one billion plastic bags are used by New Yorkers each year and they are considered to be an environmental anxiety. Since plastic bags are proving to be such a big source...

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