Why Plastic Bag Bans Are Good for Wildlife

Why Plastic Bag Bans Are Good for Wildlife

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 […]

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Latest News on Plastic Bag Bans in New York

Latest News on Plastic Bag Bans in New York

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.

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Queen of England Bans Plastic Straws and Bottles But Forgets One Thing!

Queen of England Bans Plastic Straws and Bottles But Forgets One Thing!

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!

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Why The Leading Recycler in Boston LOVES Plastic Bag Bans

Why The Leading Recycler in Boston LOVES Plastic Bag Bans

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.

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