Greetings. I've had to take a hiatus from this blog due to a lot of demanding projects. I'm not sure how often I will be able to post for the next 6 months but I'll try to find something interesting at least once a month. The war against plastic bags has gotten to a whole new level in the last year and I just can't keep up with all the articles and activity. But this is a good thing!Here's
Sounds like LA needs to beef up it's ability to compost food waste collection, in order to handle the type of compostable plastic bags that San Franscisco is now using:April 10, 2007Compostable bags no solution for L.A. areaThe county and city lack the infrastructure to copy S.F.'s answer to plastic-sack pollutionBy Charles Proctor, LA Times, Los Angeles, CASan Francisco's landmark ban on common
Had to include this one, it's about a plastic bag education campaign by Roman Jaster, a student at my alma mater:Apr 30, 2007CalArts Student Says No to Paper and PlasticBanned in San Francisco and likely on the way out in LA, too, plastic bags have truly become an enemy of the state, at least in California. But paper's no angel, either; the only real solution is to get people to start bringing
English town bans plastic bagsAP, London, UKA small town in southwest Britain is banning plastic bags in a bid to help the environment and cut waste — a move environmentalists believe is a first for Europe.Shopkeepers in Modbury, population 1,500, agreed to stop giving out disposable plastic bags to customers on Saturday. They said paper sacks and cloth carrier bags would be offered instead...
This is a summary of what's going on in Canada these days:Apr 28 2007Age of plastic belongs in the past Mitch Wright, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Vancouver Island, CanadaPaper or plastic? How about neither!Few shoppers still choose the once-ubiquitous brown paper grocery bags, opting instead to save a tree or two by choosing their now even more prevalent plastic counterparts. But there’s a growing
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