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Plastic Bag Bans

Another Major City Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

Chicago has become the latest U.S. city to approve a ban on plastic shopping bags. The City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a partial plas...

These Magical 'Landscapes' Made Of Plastic Bags Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts

Ok yes, unhinged neighbor kid from American Beauty: plastic bags can be beautiful. But mostly, they're not, and everyone knows it. Following the lead ...

This Major City Could Be Next To Ban Plastic Bags

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

The lead proponent of a proposal to ban plastic bags in Chicago says he has enough support for his legislation to become law. Alderman Proco "Joe" ...

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...

Chicago Considering Plastic Bag Ban

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council on Tuesday morning heard testimony on a proposed citywide ban on plastic bags in stores, an ordinance not expected to gain tr...

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).

12-Year-Old Petitions Governor To Support Plastic Bag Bans

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

A 12-year-old Illinois animal lover's Change.org petition took her all the way to the governor's office Tuesday. Abby Goldberg, of Grayslake, Ill.,...

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.

Seattle Officials Likely To Ban Plastic Bags

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council voted Monday to ban single-use plastic bags from groceries and other retail stores, joining a growing trend ...

Santa Monica Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA (KTLA) -- The city of Santa Monica is bagging the plastic bag. Wednesday marks the official start of the city's ban on plastic shoppin...