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

Sep 9 2012 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... read more
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Town of Telluride Adapts to Plastic Bags-Free Life

Sep 7 2012 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... read more
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Homer City Says No to Plastic Shopping Bags and Yes to Reusable Bags

Sep 3 2012 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... read more
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Provided by ShopRite, Reusable Bags Are Now Compostable As Well

Sep 2 2012 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... read more
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City Council of New York Opts for Recycling; Bill Passed

Sep 1 2012 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... read more
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Santa Fe Bag Ban Issue Still Far From Being Settled

Aug 25 2012 An introductory proposal was submitted to the policy makers at a Santa Fe community meeting to ban all the retail stores from offering plastic bags as carry-outs. The proposal received quite a few mixed reviews from the advisory committee members of the city, which suggested that the bag ban issue is far from being done. Since the... read more
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Plastic Perils: Plastic Bags, Bottles and Packaging Found in Flowing Waters

Aug 24 2012 It is found that the waters surrounding USA have lots of plastic bags, bottles, Styrofoam packaging and pails. The flowing currents and shores are filled with decomposing debris and plastic pollutants that tend to get entangled in the roots and beach areas along the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Since the plastic has caused alarming... read more
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Radioactive Waste Becomes a Major Issue near Denver

Aug 23 2012 Industrial sludge and PCBs among other toxic wastes are produced in regions that have heavy-duty landfills have the potential to be lucrative and handy for landfill operators. However, county and state regulators are finding it hard to set the bar as the garbage that is buried at the Clean Harbors Deer Trail landfill is growing... read more
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Legislature in New Jersey to Deal with Bag-Battle

Aug 22 2012 Supermarkets usually provide you with an option of choosing between plastic and paper bags to carry your groceries from the store, unless, of course you’re carrying your own wholesale reusable bag. Some states such as New Jersey could offer these sacks for a small fee, usually for a few extra pennies if the Legislature brings the... read more
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119,500 tons of Cardboard Recycled Annually by ShopRite

Aug 13 2012 Groceries are brought to supermarkets in huge cardboard boxes. All these boxes are often disposed of when they can actually be recycled. ShopRite, a chain of supermarkets all over the United States contributes greatly to protection the environment by making sure a large percentage of these boxes are recycled. The HART Meeting for... read more
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Study Reveals Green Homes Sell for 9% More

Aug 5 2012 The Study on Green Homes A study conducted by UCLA and UC Berkeley included houses that were labeled green by Energy Star, GreenPoint Rated and LEED. All these three are rating systems that label homes with the green certification. In order to get certified each one of these rating systems has their own specific criteria that has to be... read more
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Promotional Reusable Bags Offered by Bellingham Stores

Aug 2 2012 In Bellingham,Washington, stores are now offering coaching classes and reusable bags to help people transition from a life with plastic to one without. Stores in Bellingham Gear Up The ban prohibits the use of plastic bags in stores and other retail outlets. Most stores will also charge customers a 5 cent fee for a paper bag. The... read more
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Guam Clothing Store Offers Free Promotional Shopping Bags

May 21 2012 Following the footsteps of PayLess Supermarkets, DNA Evolution recently announced its plans to promote eco-friendly practices in the community. According to a Kuam.com report, the clothing store based in Guam is promoting the green message through artsy reusable bags available at the DNA Evolution store. This initiative was started by... read more
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Budding Eco-Entrepreneurs at Westchester Senior High School

May 16 2012 Today, children are made aware of ways to protect the environment. Schools are taking the initiative to teach their children a thing or two about how they can help bring about environmental sustainability. Apart from encouraging them to use reusable bags, they are also teaching them about seed papers and other eco-friendly items. With... read more
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Greenpeace Striving For Zero Deforestation By 2020

Apr 13 2012 Greenpeace is still fighting to keep our forests around the world from being logged for timber and paper pulp.  Although deforestation in the United States has stabilized, as most of the U.S. deforestation took place prior to 1910, forests around the globe are being cut down at alarming rates. Greenpeace says Amazon Forests Still Being... read more