I recently visited scenic Colorado. I spent a week hiking the mountains,camping by reservoirs and enjoying the unspoiled beauty of remote locations. Yet something kept making me think of this blog.
Not being privy to a refrigerator or even a cooler,we made frequent trips to grocery stores for our daily meals. Something struck me every time I was checking out:“would you like me to put this in a bag?”.
It wasn’t a question of “paper or plastic”. I hadn’t thrown my reusable bags on the belt asking them to fill them first. I didn’t even have . . . →Read More:Do you need a bag?
Back in April I wrote an article about the Plastic Bag debate and how DC had a tax in place for plastic bag distribution.
California has recently proposed to ban all disposable plastic bags in the State. This would reduce the amount of bags left floating around the streets and making their way into the Pacific Ocean.
This has brought the Plastic Bag debate front and center on the California Stage.
Kevin Kelly,CEO of Emerald Plastics (a plastic bag manufacturer) wrote an excellent opinion post in the Mercury News about why he believes that the plastic bag . . . →Read More:The Plastic Bag Debate Rages On
Reusable grocery bags have been around most of my life but they are finally starting to get the attention they deserve. The debate used to be paper or plastic. Now both major players are made of plastic,the disposable plastic grocery bag and the reusable tote.
Estimates for global plastic bag consumption range between 500 billion and 1 trillion bags a year. While most of these bags are recyclable,not all customers have access to or are even aware of these recycling programs (some of the best figures I have seen for recycling numbers are about . . . →Read More:Plastic Bags Debate