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After the Ban, Plastic Bags Still at Store Checkouts in Hawaii. What Now?

Anna Sabino | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Anna Sabino

On July 1, hard work and hundreds of hours spent by volunteers had paid off. Hawaii became the first state banning single-use plastic bags at store checkouts. People will eventually accept the ban and find their alternatives purchasing reusable cotton bags and bringing them to stores.

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...

California Becomes First State To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience ...

Reducing Our Environmental Impact

Posted 05.25.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: When you’re out shopping, and you haven’t brought your own bag ...

Frivolous Challenge: Nation's Most Progressive Plastic Bag Ban in Peril

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

It's corporate bullying by the plastic industry to make cities and counties think twice before passing environmental laws that cut into their profits, laws that are supported by the majority of residents who prefer to live in clean communities.

Boulder Considers Ban On Plastic Bags

Posted 12.11.2011 | Denver

At its Tuesday meeting, the Boulder City Council will consider a ban on or mandatory fee for using plastic shopping bags at supermarkets and convenien...

'Tis the Season to Save the Earth (And Your Money)

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Going green is the new "normal" for the coming decade. In addition to being ecologically sound, going green will save each family a couple thousand dollars a year.