• How Do Microplastics Impact Your Health?

    Bottled water is commonplace, but a recent study discovered that you may be getting more than just water with each sip. Research conducted by scientists at the State University of New York in Fredonia compared bottled water from all over the world. The objective was to determine if there were microplastics in single-use bottles of water. When the findings were tallied, 93 percent of the bottled water tested was contaminated with microplastics. Plastic is becoming a health problem. An increase in plastic bag bans across the world is aiming to reduce plastic trash, but the presence of microplastics is a major health concern. Keep reading to learn more about microplastics and the impact they can have on your health.
  • How to Save BIG on Eco-Friendly Bags for Your Business!

    Now through the end of the month, you can score a great deal on some of our staff's favorite eco-friendly bags as part of our latest eco special! For a limited time, you can secure a low price per bag that would normally only be reserved for orders over 25,000! If you have been wanting to place an order for any amount, now is the time to do it! This special is a bit more special than normal because we are featuring four different reusable bags.
  • Recycling is In Trouble. Here Is What Your Community Can Do!

    These are trying times for the recycling industry. A variety of challenges are forcing many facilities to close, and this ultimately impacts how trash and resources are handled. We covered the state of recycling in a post last week. Now, we want to look at solutions to help improve recycling rates and efficiency. Read on to learn how your community can make a positive impact on recycling.
  • What Are The Options for Apartment Recycling?

    Apartment recycling can be a challenge for both landlords or property managers and tenants. A solution that makes it easy and simple for tenants to collect recyclable items in order to later empty into a collection bin or dumpster has proven elusive. However, there are options for apartment recycling. Multi-family recycling options have proven to make the entire process easy and increase tenant recycling. Find out how to simplify apartment recycling with an easy, affordable and effective option.
  • Massachusetts Bag Ban Bill H 2121. What YOUR Business Needs to Know Now

    Plastic bag bans are growing throughout the world and now is the time to get ready because a bag ban may be coming to Massachusetts. Both residents and businesses will need to adapt to this new law. In a 13-1 vote, the Senate approved, Massachusetts bag ban known as H 2121, and referred the proposal to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. If approved, this would not be the first time a statewide bag ban has gone on the books as Massachusetts would join the ranks of the California bag ban.
  • Iowa City Apartment Recycling. Here's What YOUR Complex Needs to Know

    Tenant recycling programs are a challenge to implement, but this is a challenge that needs to be met head on in Iowa City. A new regulation mandates Iowa City to implement apartment recycling by the end of the year. Here's what your complex needs to know about the new recycling mandate and an easy and effective solution.
  • Iowa City to Implement Apartment Recycling by End of 2018

    A large rental market and low recycling rates pushed officials in Iowa City to take a stand. Renters in multifamily homes and apartment buildings typically do not recycle, but by the end of 2018 all multifamily apartments and condominiums with more than four units must provide recycling for tenants. The new law aims to streamline waste management to better serve the community, but an effective solution is required to address the difficulties renters face when recycling. Reusable recycling bags offer an easy solution for tenants, property managers and landlords to follow the new law.
  • Will Taxes Change Behavior When It Comes to Plastic?

    As discarded plastic builds up many governments are looking for solutions. The notion of charging fees on plastic packaging items has slowly been gaining in popularity. Disposable plastic bag fees are in place throughout the U.S. and a proposed British cup tax could drastically reduce plastic use. That is if consumers are willing to change their ways over a fee.
  • Will Utah Be The Next State to Implement A Plastic Bag Fee?

    Disposable bags may be on the way out in Utah. Talk of plastic bag bans and fees have persisted for several years, with some cities in the Beehive State implementing measures to reduce or restrict use. A new proposal could levy a 10-cent fee on each disposable plastic and paper bag given out at retail stores throughout the state.
  • Montreal Bag Ban...Here Is What Your Business Needs to Know

    Disposable plastic bags are officially banned in Montreal. Several other Canadian cities have implemented plastic bag bans, but Montreal is the first major city in Canada to enact such a law. A bag ban is a major accomplishment for the city and the environment. Like anything the ban will take some getting used to for both residents and businesses.

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