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Council proposal to declutter L.A. should be rejected

It goes without saying that being homeless means not having a closet or an attic or a basement to store your belongings. Those worn and filthy shopping carts, boxes, and plastic bags that homeless people are dragging around on the streets of Los Angeles are their possessions, the net worth of...

Referendum Politics: California’s Pioneering Plastic Bag Ban on Hold

California’s recently-legislated ban on disposable plastic bans–the first in the nation–will not take effect on July 1, 2015 as the new law mandates.  That’s because industry opponents of the legislation have  qualified for the November 2016 election a referendum measure that seeks to repeal the new law. Last fall I wrote on this site about […]

This Group Wants to Stop California from Banning Plastic Bags

13 hours agoNews : Vice News

A group called America's Progressive Bag Alliance wants to overturn California's ban on single-use plastic bags, despite evidence that it might reduce pollution.

Voters to Decide California Plastic Bag Ban’s Fate

A ballot measure to repeal California’s plastic bag ban has qualified for the ballot. This also means the law — that bans plastic retail bags and allows grocers to charge and keep 10 cents for each recycled paper, reusable plastic or compostable bags provided to their customers — is suspended until California voters cast their ballots […]

Recycling Of Plastic Wraps, Bags, Film Surges 11%

The recycling of postconsumer plastic film packaging in the US grew 116 million pounds, or 11 percent, in 2013 to reach a reported 1.14 billion pounds, according to a report released today at the 2015 Plastics Recycling Conference. This marks the highest annual collection of plastic film — a category that includes product wraps, bags […]

Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Officially On Hold

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will not go into effect this summer after all. The California secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that a referendum to overturn the measure has qualified for the November...Show More Summary

California's plastic-bag ban put on hold by ballot referendum

Opponents of a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery stores have qualified a referendum on the law, delaying its July 1 effective date until voters act on the measure in November 2016, the California secretary of state’s office said Tuesday.

Big Plastic Challenges California Bag Ban Legislation

In California, the new battleground for a statewide bag bill will take place on the November 2016 ballot. Even though the California State Legislature and the Governor approved a bill into law in the 2014 session, the plastics industry has launched a $3 million effort to strike down the state law through the ballot referendum process.

Missouri is considering a bill that would ban plastic bag bans

The proposed statewide "ban ban" is arguably a conflict of interest -- and definitely conflicts with the facts

No Point Gagging Over Spoiled Milk

(Supermarket | CT, USA) Supermarket | CT, USA Categories: Tags: Supermarket Supermarket | CT, USA(I’m working behind the customer service desk when an elderly woman approaches with a plastic bag.) Customer: “I’d like to return this milk and get my $3.69 back.” Me: “I’m sorry to hear that, ma’am. Show More Summary

Bethany Deaton, Tyler Deaton: Death Case To Air On ’48 Hours’

The death of Bethany Deaton, aka Bethany Ann Leidlein Deaton, will be told in tonight’s episode of 48 Hours. The Bethany Deaton—Tyler Deaton story made headlines in 2012, after Bethany was found dead in a car with a plastic bag around her head in Missouri. Show More Summary

Fungi Mutarium Turns Plastic Bags into Edible Mushrooms

What if plastic waste could not only be reused in innovative new ways, but actually turned into something edible? Livin Studio attempts to make this seemingly utopian vision a reality with the Fungi Mutarium, a project that investigates plastic as a nutrient source to grow mushrooms. Show More Summary

Dow Helps Divert 6,000 Pounds of Waste from Landfill

A pilot program for plastic waste, co-sponsored by Dow Chemical, diverted about 6,000 pounds of typically non-recycled items from landfills in three months. Other Energy Bag pilot program co-sponsors include the Flexible Packaging Association, Republic Services, Agilyx, Reynolds Consumer Products and the city of Citrus Heights, California. Show More Summary

How much plastic is in the sea? Enough to coat coasts worldwide.

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The world’s oceans are increasingly clogged with plastic debris, but how much of it finds its way into the seas annually? Enough to place the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic trash on every foot of every nation’s coastline around the globe.Read full article >>

The ocean is filling up with plastic, 8 million metric tons per year

This is equivalent to 5 bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world.

CA Soybean Sprouts Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Hanbit Enterprises Inc. of Salinas, CA, dba Jack and the Beanstalk, is recalling Soybean Sprouts in 1 lb., 1.5 lb., 10 lb., and Natto plastic bags distributed up to and including Feb. 12, 2015, with Best if Used by dates up to Feb. 19, 2015, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.... Continue Reading

China a Top Source of Ocean Trash: Report

China and Indonesia are likely the top sources of plastic reaching the oceans, accounting for more than a third of the plastic bottles, bags and other detritus washed out to sea, an international research team of environmental scientists reported Thursday.

Here’s How Much Plastic Ends Up In the World’s Oceans

It's equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline

Kwik Lok owner dies

Jerre Paxton, owner and president of plastic bag closure specialist Kwik Lok, died Jan. 25. He was 76.

Emmy Rossum Hits & Kicks Justin Chatwin Multiple Times in 'Shameless' Trailer - Watch Now!

Emmy Rossum carries her adorable puppy Pepper while arriving at a vet clinic on Monday (February 9) in Los Angeles. “The face of a girl who just ate two loaves of challah bread and a plastic bag. She has been puking for hours at the urgent doggie care. #challah #plastic #FeelBetterPepper,” the 28-year-old actress wrote [...]

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