Understanding How Disposable Products Impact Ecosystems Plastic bag bans are becoming more and more commonplace throughout the United States. Many cities, counties and even states are discussing passing such bans. Each municipality that passes a plastic bag ban has their own reasons. As a big part of their impetus to pass a ban, many cities cite the […]
Learn About the Plastic Bag Ban Movement The plastic bag ban movement is always expanding and changing. Keeping up can be a challenge. If you want to find out the status of a proposal in your city, or if you are looking for information on bag bans in a specific location, we have a solution! […]
Diverse Developments in the Plastic Bag Ban Movement Efforts to pass plastic bag bans are picking up all across the country while in some areas officials are attempting to thwart those efforts. We decided to take a look at the current state of plastic bag bans in the U.S. and what we found is intriguing. […]
Understanding Why Plastic Bag Bans Matter for Wildlife Many of the plastic bag bans passed are done so due to environmental concern. Plastic bags can be detrimental to animals and their habitats. In the past, we have covered how plastic pollution hurts wildlife. Recently we came across a video that really illustrates how plastic bags […]
Are Plastic Bag Bans Worth the Trouble? Plastic bag bans are gaining in popularity with cities, counties, states and even countries joining the movement. We have covered the two sides of the plastic bag ban debate before, and just last week we went over the positives to banning plastic bags. We decided to revisit whether […]
Do You See The Value of Plastic Bag Bans? Plastic bag bans can be a polarizing topic. Proponents claim they serve a purpose and do a lot of good, while opponents believe they are unnecessary and not worth the effort. We have written before about the pros and cons of banning plastic bags before. Let’s […]
Recent Study Finds More Than H2O In Your Bottled Water 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 […]
For 10 years now, New York has struggled with efforts to pass bag fees or even plastic bag bans. Every time it seems like a fee is inevitable, there is a setback that erases the previous plans. While efforts have stalled in New York City, cities and counties throughout the rest of New York state have successfully passed plastic bag bans and fees. We have written about the pros and cons of banning plastic bags in the past. Keep reading to learn more about the plastic bag ban movement in New York state and check out our map of plastic bag bans to learn about the global movement.
Plastic straws and bottles will be phased out of all royal estates in a move intended to reduce the use of plastics. The Queen of England decided to take action after being inspired by veteran broadcaster and naturalist, David Attenborough.This move will certainly reduce the use of plastic, and as a result the negative environmental impacts; however, a lot of single-use plastics, like single-use plastic bags, will still be allowed. We think the Buckingham Palace needs their own custom reusable bags!
We have mentioned numerous times on our blog how difficult, inefficient and expensive it is to recycle plastic bags. Now one of the biggest recycling companies in Boston is speaking out and throwing their support behind the plastic bag ban movement.
Single-use plastic bags are easy to recycle on their own, but the reality is these bags complicate the process and are not widely accepted in most recycling programs. When plastic bag bans go into action one business that benefits are recycling facilities. Learn more and find out just what sort of problems disposable plastic bags can cause in recycling facilities.