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Suffocating Freedom: Plastic Bags, California's Progress, and Polluters' Fight to the Death

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Hans Johnson

When California responded to a pervasive and costly form of blight by enacting the nation's first statewide ban on throwaway plastic bags, the victory...

Bali Was Not The Paradise I Naively Envisioned

Renne Simpson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Travel
Renne Simpson

After witnessing the tragic plastic problem in Bali, I suddenly became hyper aware of the various bad behaviors tourists tend to unwittingly exhibit. Think you might be guilty of a bad habit or two?

The Downside of Recyclable Bags

Inga | Posted 10.19.2016 | Fifty

Dear grocery store bagger guys: Could we talk? I mean, this conversation is way overdue. Here's the problem: You guys are young and strong. I am not young, and, after having my chest broken by a drunk driver, not strong

Loophole Undermines Hawaii's Historic Plastic Bag Ban

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

On July 1, the country applauded Hawaii for being the first state in the country to enforce a plastic bag ban. The next day, some shoppers in the C...

Hawaii Just Became The First State To Ban Plastic Bags At Grocery Checkouts

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

As of Wednesday, grocery stores across the entire state of Hawaii are banned from distributing plastic bags. The City and County of Honolulu -- whi...

Confession: I'm a Shopping Bag Addict

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I am obsessed with shopping bags, and I am not alone. I know of women across the country that seek out good shopping bags as I do, and they hoard them too. If you don't believe me, take a peek in the backs of their closets. You'll find collections that resemble mine.

Hey, Let's Stop Being Idiots, Okay?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Valerie Alexander

In Los Angeles, since Jan. 1, we've been struggling to overcome the horrors of the Great Grocery Bag Upheaval. To sum it up: Our leaders have banned plastic grocery bags altogether and now require shoppers to pay for paper bags. Oh, the humanity!

PLASTIC: The Official Bag of California?

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Politicizing the environment makes for bad government and pandering to a special interest constituency is no justification for trading the benefit and betterment of our environment for the privilege and profit of a select few.

New Alliances in California Senate Put California Plastic Bag Ban Back on Track

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 03.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Judging from the speeches made by California Senators Alex Padilla, Kevin de Leon, and Ricardo Lara at a press conference in Vernon on Friday, January 24th, statewide plastic bag legislation may well be "in the bag."

This Bag Is Totes Chic

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2013 | HuffPost Home

Today’s the day to stop carrying that yawn-inducing reusable tote with your grocery store’s logo on it, and start sporting something that’ll rac...

PHOTOS: 10 Crafts That'll Give Your Kitchen Extra Charm

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

Who needs Anthropologie? These fast, stylish projects won't set back your budget.

Guess What These Sacks Are Made From

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

Make grocery shopping more exciting.

Maryland's Largest County Institutes Retail Bag Tax

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Residents in Maryland's most populated county are getting used to a new 5-cent bag fee meant to curb pollution, encourage the use of reu...

Largo, FL: Local Woman Invents Eco-Friendly Produce Bag | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

"When she gets an idea in her head, she doesn't let go of it until she's ready."...

The Lost Art of Shopping Bag Marketing

Larry Leach | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Larry Leach

Once thought of as a marketing tool and a means to sell more goods, the shopping bags is now a tool to add to your bottom line and show customers that you are environmentally conscious.

Why Is There Never a Bird Around When You Need One?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Rick Chillot, senior editor, Well, we're into the final week of our plastic-free challenge at One thing that'...

PHOTOS: 7 Ways To Kick The Plastic Habit

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We need to break our dependence on oil, no doubt about that. One real culprit of our oil addiction is plastic. It's everywhere -- from single use pack...

Plastic Bag Monsters Kill Journalist and Crew

Ben Zolno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Zolno

As this journalist tried to warn us, we're all being eaten alive. Sadly, only our governments can save us. Yikes.

Plastic Bag Bans Push Consumers To Use Paper, Making Cities Reconsider Ban

The New York Times | SABRA CHARTRAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three years ago, San Francisco was the first city in the country to ban the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag, but it was quickly followed by Palo Alto ...

Summertime Farmers Market Checklist

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Glance through this checklist next time you head out to your local summer market to be sure you have everything you need.

6 Tips to Help Clean the Sea on World Oceans Day

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Coral reefs are at risk as the oceans warm up, plastic bottles are choking sea life, and overfishing is threatening species. World Oceans Day is an opportunity to celebrate what the oceans give us.

Four New Ways to Save Paper

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

There are many reasons to save paper, perhaps the foremost of which is that much of climate change is caused by deforestation. So here's what you can do:

Five Items You Should Always Recycle

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Recycling is one of the easiest steps you can take toward living green--but some recycling matters more than others.