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  • Will South Carolina Put an End to Plastic Bag Bans?

    Plastic bag bans are spreading throughout the country, but the plastic bag ban movement may be over in South Carolina just as things were getting underway. The South Carolina House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that would essentially ban plastic bag bans. If approved by the Senate, the bill would become law and cities and towns would be unable to pass bag bans going forward.
  • 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.
  • Massachusetts Plastic Bag Ban Bill H 2121 Moves Forward

    Plastic bag bans in Massachusetts have been going strong, but recent developments could take things to a new level. A bill that cleared a legislative committee could ban single-use plastic bags at stores and restaurants throughout the Bay State.
  • 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.
  • Youth Lead The Way to Plastic Bag Ban in Bahamas

    After a youth group decided to step up and take action, The Bahamas are now about to implement a plastic bag ban. The Minister of Environment and Housing, the Honorable Romauld Ferreira, announced plans to put an end to plastic bag use throughout the country after reviewing a unique proposal from the students.
  • 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.
  • The British Crack Down on Plastic Continues

    Great Britain is close to taking new efforts to reduce plastic trash. Using an overwhelmingly successful single-use plastic bag fee as inspiration, British officials are looking at the impact of other types of plastic and how to effectively handle such materials. If all goes according to plan the British crackdown on plastic will continue.
  • West Australia Set to Join Australia's Existing Plastic Bag Bans

    Support for plastic bag bans has been strong throughout Australia for many years. A recent push is set to implement bans almost across the entire country, save for one province. West Australia is about the join the plastic bag ban movement in a short 6 months. Read on to learn more about the bag ban movement in Australia, and particularly West Australia's upcoming ban.
  • Will Plastic Bag Bans in Canada Grow Beyond Montreal?

    When the plastic bag ban movement takes root it slowly spreads and gains momentum. This is what happened in California and it is currently happening in Massachusetts. At the start of the year the Montreal plastic bag ban went into action and this has many people wondering if plastic bag bans are about to sweep through Canada.

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