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  • Doing Business in California? Here's What You Need to Know About the Bag Ban

    The California state-wide disposable plastic bag ban, also known as SB 270, will certainly alter business in the state if the Governor, Jerry Brown signs it into law on September 30. The law aims to ban disposable plastic bags in supermarkets and drug stores starting on July 1, 2015 and will apply to smaller grocery stores and convenience stores beginning July 1, 2016. The law levies a 10-cent fee on paper and reusable bags. Clearly, the ban will impact grocery, drug and convenience stores since these establishments will have to comply with the ban, but the ramifications will extend far beyond the checkout line.
  • Here's Your Latest News on The California Statewide Bag Ban

    SB 270 has cleared several hurdles and is on the verge of becoming law. The proposed bill which last week seemed to be in jeopardy of not passing and is the handiwork of Senators Alex Padilla, Kevin de Leon and Ricardo Lara passed both houses and now all that remains for this disposable plastic bag ban to become official is a signature from the Governor, Jerry Brown which needs to happen by September 30.
  • How Likely is it That California Will Become the First State to Ban Single Use Plastic Bags?

    Over 100 cities and counties in California have laws banning single-use plastic bags. There has been much talk and a whole lot of work to pass a state-wide ban and with all of the disposable plastic bag bans popping up in California a state-wide ban makes a lot of sense. A law that covers the entire state would fill the gaps and create one set of rules for everyone – this would potentially eliminate hassle and confusion for shoppers and do wonders to streamline the waste stream and reduce the negative environmental impact of plastic trash.
  • Latest News on Bag Bans in the U.S.

    As usual there is a strong California presence in our latest news on bag bans in the U.S., but we an also report that there are other cities working to ban single-use plastic bags and reduce the harm caused by these environmental nuisances. Read on to get your update and learn more about the latest news on bag bans in the U.S.
  • What Are the Pros and Cons of Plastic Bags?

    As disposable plastic bag bans gain momentum across the United States this causes a dialog around the advantages and disadvantages of single-use plastic bags. These bags have been a staple at stores of all types and sizes for years, so by this point we have a good idea of the true impact of disposable plastic grocery bags. Below we’ve outlined the pros and cons of plastic grocery bags.
  • What Makes for Greener Trade Shows? Innovation!

    Trade shows have come a long way in terms of being green, and while this is great, being innovative will allow you to make your next trade show or event even greener. In a recent post for TSNN our very own CMO, Shane Shirley, outlined some ways you can work some green into your next event. Some of these methods are a little out of the ordinary, but they will definitely make your trade show greener and hopefully inspire you to find some innovations of your own to lead you to a greener trade show.
  • Why Are Single Use Plastic Bags Being Banned Across the World?

    There is a growing trend around the world to ban single-use plastic bags. In Africa, Asia and Europe, these bans are typically implemented at a country wide level, but similar measures are gaining in popularity in the United States. However, State side these bag bans are applied at a city or county level. The world is a diverse place, and yet it seems that banning single-use plastic bags is a commonality – something that people from drastically different cultures can agree on and see value in. I have broken down why disposable plastic bags are being banned across the world.
  • Latest News on Bag Bans in The United States

    There have been a lot of developments in the movement to ban single-use plastic bags – some have been success stories and others are still works in progress, but here is an update on bag bans across the U.S.
  • 5 Eco Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

    Pinterest is a great collection of information and ideas and we can easily fill hours searching and pinning, but we had to pause when we found TerraCycle’s page and all of their great boards. There is a lot of information and we love their eco facts - we love them so much that we wanted to share these 5 eco facts that will blow your mind.
  • Single Use Plastic Bags Banned In the U.S.

    It is with great excitement that we tell you that the President today banned single use plastic bags from the United States! The announcement was made earlier today at a press conference and according to the President this ban will ‘set the United States on a path towards sustainability.’ The disposable bag ban is set to go into action on July 1, 2014 and will prohibit the distribution of single-use plastic bags at grocery and big box stores. Paper bags will be available for a 5-cent fee. Stores will keep the paper bag fee as it is intended to cover the expense stores incur when purchasing paper bags. Individuals on public assistance programs will be exempt from the fee.

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