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  • Are Bag Bans The Best Solution to The Plastic Bag Problem? Why Not Recycle?

    In the United States over the last few years, there has been an influx in the debate over regulating disposable plastic bags through fees and bans. Through all of the debate, some of these efforts have been very successful and others have failed. The question becomes, are bag bans the best solution to the plastic bag problem? In order to determine this answer we need to understand the problem.
  • How Retailers Save the Planet and Make More Profit with Reusable Bags

    Reusable grocery bags are gaining in popularity even in areas that do not have single-use plastic bag bans or fees. The most commonly cited reason for going reusable is the environmental perks, or rather, by not using disposable plastic bags shoppers are able to minimize the harm caused by plastic bags. Many retailers are now working to get reusable bags into their customer’s hands for both environmental and economic reasons.
  • The Fight Over Plastic Bags...Where Do We Go From Here?

    Whether you love them or hate them or even if you don’t really have a strong opinion on them single-use plastic bags are an ubiquitous part of modern life. New York magazine recently published a great piece that succinctly outlines that plight of the plastic bag from humble beginnings to social stigma. The reach and impact of plastic bags extend so much further than just carrying goods home from the store, and these results are pushing a lot of people to take action.
  • How Much Progress Has Been Made On Bag Bans In the U.S.?

    The movement to ban single-use plastic bags in the U.S. is going strong and every week there are new cities and towns either passing bag bans or fees or starting the discussion. To get the big picture of the bag ban movement check out our map. There is so much that can be learned from reviewing the map, clicking through the locations and learning the stories of each city.
  • 3 Reasons the Fight Over Plastic Bags Should Matter To You

    The ramifications of disposable plastic bag use is so incredibly far reaching, and even if you think the problems have no bearing on you, that just isn’t the case. From impacts on the food chain, the hassle and expense of cleaning up and the harm caused to wildlife there are a lot of problems that are all started with single-use plastic bags.
  • The Latest News On The California Bag Ban SB270

    The latest chapter in the effort to implement a statewide disposable plastic bag ban in California has taken a new turn with the American Progressive Bag Alliance attempting additional legal action.
  • Your Latest Bag Ban Updates Across The United States

    Another month brings another round of updates to our plastic bag ban map. The bag ban movement continues to grow, and while there are some disappointments we are pleased to announce that a lot of positive changes have taken place.
  • Latest Bag Ban Updates In The United States

    Here’s a rundown of some of the most recent updates to our bag ban map. This map is changing all the time as new counties and cities work to implement bans and fees, so check it out and join the movement!
  • 20 Reasons to Make the Switch to Reusable Bags

    There are so many reasons why you should #GoReusableNow and switch to reusable shopping bags. Between the negative impact of disposable plastic bags and the advantages of reusable bags the choice is pretty clear, but we’ve rounded up 20 reasons why you should go reusable now.
  • The Negative Consequences of Honolulu’s Plastic Bag Ban On The Environment

    Just a couple weeks into their single-use plastic bag ban folks in Honolulu noticed something wasn’t right – some stores were still distributing plastic bags. Honolulu’s bag ban technically prohibits stores from handing out plastic bags that are thinner than 2.25 mils. The plastic bags being handed out now are in fact thicker, so they are allowed under the ban. These thicker bags are billed as reusable since they are durable.

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