Thank You for All You Do! Now Tell Us How We Can Help You

Thank You for All You Do! Now Tell Us How We Can Help You

This Labor Day we got to thinking about how much our customers and online friends have helped us in the work we do each and every single day, and we wanted to say thanks. If it wasn’t for all of you out there being just as engaged and passionate as we all are here at FDP about creating a healthier future for us all, we wouldn’t be able to make such a difference.

It is because you help us spread our message that businesses, consumers and municipalities all over the United States and beyond are getting the message that it is time to #GoReusableNow and ditch single use plastic bags.

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Empowering Businesses and Consumers to Go Reusable

Empowering Businesses and Consumers to Go Reusable

Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is an amazing organization that formed in response to a recognized need to provide public involvement to advance stronger environmental policy. This not-for-profit group with offices throughout Connecticut and New York has been going strong for 25 years and they seek to educate the public about environmental problems and solutions while encouraging participation in environmental campaigns.

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From California to Colorado – Here’s the Latest News on Bag Bans

From California to Colorado – Here’s the Latest News on Bag Bans

There are a lot of people working every day to ban single use plastic bags in their hometowns and communities. Their reasons may differ, but concern for the environment is usually a common theme. This week for What’s In the News Wednesday, we’ve rounded up several locations that have either expanded their disposable bag ban (congratulations, West Hollywood!) or are working to implement their own ordinance.

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What’s in the News Wednesday – The Latest on Bag Bans in the United States

What’s in the News Wednesday – The Latest on Bag Bans in the United States

Latest News on Bag Bans

There are so many cities, counties and even countries that have implemented bans on single use plastic bags. To help track this movement we’ve put together an interactive map that highlights areas with bag bans, places where officials attempted to pass a ban with no luck and cities that have laws levying a fee on disposable shopping bags. If you haven’t had a chance – check it out! Here are some new locations that recently popped up on our map.

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Will Chicago Become Next City to Implement a Plastic Bag Ban?

Will Chicago Become Next City to Implement a Plastic Bag Ban?

Chicago has had an ongoing discussion about disposable plastic bags for quite a while now. It all started back in October of 2011 when a plastic bag ban was suggested. The State of Illinois made headlines last summer when their Governor attempted to pass radical pro plastic bag legislation in response to the suggested ban. After a lot of hard work, the proposal the Governor had supported did not pass, and while nothing is final, it looks like Chicago is closer than ever to banning disposable plastic bags throughout the city.

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