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Plastic Bag Pollution

Follow the Plastic Bag Example, Nudge Polluters to Pay

Gernot Wagner | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Gernot Wagner

There is one policy that seems to bridge the gap between the type of non-intrusive nudges Sunstein champions and the type of policies he knows are ultimately necessary to do something about global warming. They're called bag taxes.

Schools Unite to Support a Plastic Bag Ban, Fee or Tax in NYC

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Veronique Pittman

Inspired to take action by the successes of large cities and many towns in NY in passing ordinances to ban or impose fees on single use plastic bags, K-12 schools are launching a campaign to pressure the City Council to consider the issue more seriously.

Corvallis City Council Should Implement Plastic Bag Ban

The Daily Barometer | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
The Daily Barometer

The proper way to mitigate this environmental intrusion and reduce the use of plastic in society is an absolute ban on plastic bags, with a pass-through fee for paper bags.

6 Startling Reasons To Switch To A Reusable Grocery Bag

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

It seems like more and more supermarkets have discontinued plastic bags, switched to paper-only shopping bags, and have set up discount incentives for...

Could NYC Ban Disposable Bags?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York
Peter Hanlon

When you consider the long-term implications of a product designed to be used for just a few minutes, reducing the number of plastic bags seems like a no-brainer. So why wouldn't New York City try to get rid of them altogether with a ban or at least some kind of fee?

TEDx: Plastic Is the New Smoking

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Over four decades of plastics addiction has caused a true unnatural disaster in our oceans -- think of the Gulf oil spill only a couple thousand miles longer.

WATCH: 'Bag Monster' Tours Country To Raise Awareness Of Plastic Bag Pollution

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The nefarious alter ego of Andy Keller, founder of reusable bag company ChicoBag, Bag Monster is a character born of 500 plastic bags stitched togethe...