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Plastic Bag Ban

New Yorkers May Soon Be Charged Extra For Grocery Bags

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City grocery shoppers may soon face a 10-cent fee on all plastic and paper bags, enlisting the nation's largest city in a g...

PLASTIC: The Official Bag of California?

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 02.21.2014 | 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."

Judging Thy Neighbor Isn't Helping the Environment, You Jerk

Alden Wicker | Posted 01.14.2014 | Green
Alden Wicker

When my aunt goes out to buy freshly-made croissants, I didn't sniff them and ask, with disdain, if they are organic. I eat a freakin' croissant because she bought them for me out of love.

LA Becomes Largest U.S. City To Implement Plastic Bag Ban

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.05.2014 | Los Angeles

A rack of cream-colored canvas bags greeted shoppers Thursday at the checkout line at North Hollywood's Fresh & Easy, a reminder of the city's new pla...

Will 2014 Bring The End Of Plastic Bags?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Imagine a future where endless balls of plastic bags aren't jammed underneath the kitchen sink, where the idea of a "plastic bag holder" is as quaint ...

The 10 Steps That Need To Be Taken To Clean Up The Ocean

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Actress Amy Smart joins UCLA experts Mark Gold and Megan Herzog to talk about what we can do to stop the ocean plastics scourge that is ruining ou...

'Green News Report' - October 3, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Aspen Has Collected Over $44K From Plastic Bag Ban

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

A 20-cent plastic bag fee imposed in one Colorado mountain town has really added up. The City of Aspen has raised $44,826 in fees since the ban was...

9 Eco-Friendly Travel Products To Pack For A Green Vacation

Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

Traveling can lend itself to eco-unfriendly behavior. But there are many ways you can minimize your carbon footprint while traveling, and the first is...

Amy Smart's Fight Against Plastic Bags

Posted 09.17.2013 | Green

From Amy Smart, Mother Nature Network Guest Columnist: This summer, single-use plastic bags were banned in the city of Los Angeles, making it the l...

Another Major City Might Impose Controversial Plastic Bag Fees

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green

Denver may become the latest city to join in on the plastic bag fee trend that appears to be sweeping the state. If Denver adopts the fee, shopper...

Californians Take Stand in the Sand for Plastic-Free Seas

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

California, known for its seemingly endless beautiful coastline, is also a source of endless ingenuity and passion for protecting our natural resources from plastic waste. Way to go, Californians!

Why Everyone Scoffed At Villaraigosa

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 08.27.2013 | Los Angeles

With only a few days left in his term, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is continuing with a flurry of activity, signing the city's plastic bags ban on Wedn...

Banned!

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles became the biggest city in the country to ban free plastic bags in grocery stores following a city council vote Tuesday. T...

Major City Closes In On Plastic Bag Ban

Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles is on the verge of becoming the largest city in the United States to ban plastic grocery bags. The City Council approved the ordinance ...

Will LA Say Goodbye To The 'Bag Scam' Once And For All?

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 08.18.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles would be the latest city to join in banning single-use plastic bags at markets under a proposal going to the full City Council on Tuesday....

California to Legislators: Stop Bogging Down Bag Bill

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

California is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in environmental causes, but our legislators have been far too entangled with the petrochemical lobby to get the job done on banning plastic bags statewide.

Moms Change the World: Josephine Miller

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Josephine Miller is changing the way we live our lives each and every day. Miller a driving force behind implementing plastic bag and Styrofoam bans in Santa Monica, California.

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.

Supermarket Lobbyist Reveals Surprising Effect Of Plastic Bag Ban

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 06.02.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- The years-long attempt to ban plastic bags from grocery stores in California began anew Monday when an Assembly committee backed a 2013 ...

A Teachable Moment About Plastic Bag Bans

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Daniel T. Blumstein

Plastic pollution is largely preventable. Use less by trying not to use disposable, single-use plastic utensils, bottles, and containers. Eliminate or reduce the use of plastics in packing materials. Bring your own reusable bag (but be sure to clean them periodically).

Aaron Sankin

Is Your Tote Bag Poisoning You?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.08.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Is your tote bag making you sick? A research paper published last year by professors at the University of Pennsylvania and George ...

Plastic Bags Banned In India's Capital City

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — The government of India's capital is hoping that a strict ban on plastic bags will help the environment. An engineer...

Celebrating Our Namesake River: We've Come a Long Way L.A.!

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

We've come a long way L.A. since 2006, when pioneering river enthusiasts were forced out of the water with their canoes by helicopter cops who warned it was against the law to recreate in the L.A. River.