First South American Country Ratifies Plastic Bag Ban

First South American Country Ratifies Plastic Bag Ban

First South American Plastic Bag Ban to Roll Out in as Early as Six Months Despite some last minute uncertainty, Chile became the first country in all of South America to pass a single-use plastic bag ban. This ban will help to significantly reduce litter while also creating an increased demand for Customized Reusable Bags. […]

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Reusable Bag Materials: How to Select the Right Material for Your Job

Reusable Bag Materials: How to Select the Right Material for Your Job

How to Best Use Each Custom reusable bags make for excellent promotional products that effectively get the word out about your brand. However, with so many material options and bag designs, finding the right combination can be tricky. Last week, we examined the different reusable bag materials available. Today, we are going to explain how […]

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Guess What Was Found at the Bottom of The World’s Deepest Ocean?

Guess What Was Found at the Bottom of The World’s Deepest Ocean?

Widespread Impact of Litter In 1998 scientists manning a robotic submersible found something very unexpected at almost 36,000 feet down in the Mariana Trench: a disposable plastic bag. What made this find so alarming is the remoteness of the location. Scientists who study the deepest parts of the world’s oceans have made similar finds. From […]

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Do Plastic Bag Bans Work? Let’s See What The Science Says

Do Plastic Bag Bans Work? Let’s See What The Science Says

Research Determines If Bag Bans are Effective Plastic bag bans can be a divisive topic. Some people feel plastic bag bans are necessary to combat litter and the resulting environmental impact. Others argue plastic bag bans are unnecessary and increased awareness and recycling should be enough to address litter problems. Now science has an answer […]

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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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