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Photographer Transforms Plastic Bags Into Beautiful Bird Flocks

Paris-based photographer Alain Delorme is a master creating images with Photoshop. His new work is called murmurations: A beautiful series of pictures where he tricks us into think that we are watching a flock of birds when in reality they are humble plastic bags. More »      

Nov. 24: Gowanus, plastic bags and the NYPD

Manhattan: Thanks to Daniel Genis for his amusing but realistic op-ed on community resistance to the planned parole office in Gowanus, Brook

Nov. 23: De Blasio, Noerdlinger and plastic bags

Just maybe, if de Blasio had not cancelled the Rockaway Ferry, he and his staff could have taken the 7:05 a.m. Seastreak boat

Plan For 10 Cent Plastic Bag Fee Meets Opposition In City Council

A bill that seeks to reduce the amount of plastic take-out bags clogging the waste stream by charging consumers a 10 cent fee was met with sharp opposition from some members of the City Council, who said it would unduly burden the city's elderly and low-income population. [ more › ]

New York Today: Plastic Bag Tax Talk

Thursday: Opinions on the plastic bag tax, a warmer day, and a silent performance group.

Bag fee will hurt seniors, middle class and poor

As the owner of a small plastic bag distribution business, I am very lucky to be where I am today. I worked hard to turn my dream into reality, and I employ more than a dozen people in East New York.

City mulls 10-cent fee for plastic, paper bags at stores

The City Council's got a brand new bag — a contentious plan to slap a 10-cent fee on every plastic and paper sack that stores give out.

Mayor won't take stand on plastic-bag fee

The de Blasio administration claimed Wednesday to be committed to dramatically reducing plastic bag consumption in New York City, but would not endorse legislation imposing a 10-cent fee on... To view the full story, click the title link.

Teen Strangled Her Newborn Baby, Wrapped Him in a Bag, Stuffed Him in the Trash

Jessica Cruz, then 19, gave birth to a boy in a public restroom in 2011. She allegedly strangled her baby and then dumped his body in a trash can and walked away. Shop staff found the baby dead in the trash, wrapped in a plastic bag. Cruz has admitted to wrapping the baby in a […]

Sicko who hanged two dozen dead cats from tree busted

Rene Carcamo, 60, was arrested for allegedly hanging the 25 carcasses inside plastic bags in a Yonkers park last April.

Man Accused Of Hanging 25 Dead Cats In Trees

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the discovery last spring of 25 dead cats hanging from trees in plastic bags... Read more: Dumb Crime, Weird for Aol, Video, Rene Carcamo, Rene Carcamo Dead Cats, Dead Cats in Trees, Animal Cruelty, Ernest Lungaro, Crime News

Man Arrested For Hanging Dozens Of Dead Cat Bags From A Tree

Yonkers police have arrested a man suspected of hanging dozens of plastic bags containing dead cats on tree branches near his home. The grisly discovery was made last April, but investigators were unable to nail down the perpetrator until yesterday, when they arrested one Rene Carcamo, 60. Carcamo resides on a street near where the dead cats were found. [ more › ]

The surprising reason why those 5 cent charges for plastic bags actually work

If you live in Washington, you know the drill: After bagging your groceries, the checkout machine asks you how many bags you used. And if you used plastic or disposable bags (rather than bags you brought on your own), you have to pay 5 cents per bag. The District passed a law requiring as much […]

Turkish Youths Assault 3 US Sailors

Three US sailors on port leave in Istanbul got an up-close look at anti-American sentiment when a group of young men began taunting and then physically confronting them, reports NBC News. At one point, the assailants put plastic bags over the heads of the Americans, who were not in uniform....

Fun Bags Be Free: Houston Woman With Genetic Disease Gets Major Reduction Of 36NNN Tiddays [Video]

Her cups runneth over Via ABC7Chicago One of Houston’s most renowned plastic surgeons recently performed one of the biggest breast reductions he has ever done. Kerisha Mark suffers from a medical condition that gave her a 36NNN bust size and

Remains of missing Mexican students may have been found

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Mexican investigators have recovered black plastic garbage bags containing dozens of burned human bones and other remains they believe may belong to 43 college students last seen being led away by police nearly a month and a half ag...

FTC Biodegradable Claim Smackdown Continues

The Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 15 marketers of “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags that their eco-claims may be deceptive. The FTC hasn’t released the names of the 15 companies. Most waste bags are intended to be deposited in landfills, where not enough oxygen likely exists for oxodegradable bags to completely degrade in the […]

Campaign begins to preserve ban on plastic grocery bags

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A group of politicians, environmentalists and businesses announced Thursday it is launching a campaign to fight efforts to repeal a ban on single-use plastic bags from stores that is scheduled to take effect July 1.

A Brief History of the Plastic Bag

California made headlines this fall when it became the first U.S. state to place a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. But how did we get here: from just a few grocery stores offering customers plastic bags in the late ‘70s to today, with Americans using 100 billion plastic bags each year?

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