Before deciding to try some dessert sous vide, consider what traditional cooking methods actually accomplish, and whether or not that can be replicated in a plastic bag. Spoiler alert: The answer is, probably, no.
Most of Austria’s larger supermarket chains have now voluntarily stopped providing their customers with plastic bags, as of January 1st. Instead, customers can buy a sturdy, reusable shopping bag at the checkout, if they haven’t brought their own from home.
You know those plastic hangers that often come along with clothes you purchase? They're usually small and not very usable. Instead of tossing them out, you can break the ends off and turn them into chip clips. It's a quick and simple project that shouldn't take more than five minutes. Show More Summary
Lionel Messi has a big heart. In December, Messi met an Afghan boy who made his jersey out of a plastic bag. Earlier this month, Messi and (...)
A team of bioengineers from the University of Nottingham and Nile University in Egypt are developing a new substitute for conventional plastic carry bags using a material made out of shrimp shells. This biodegradable alternative to the...Show More Summary
(University of Nottingham) Bioengineers at the University of Nottingham are trialing how to use shrimp shells to make biodegradable shopping bags as a 'green' alternative to oil-based plastics, and as a new food packaging material to extend product shelf life.
Julie Weme leaves Mount Royal Market with several plastic shopping bags on Thursday. She normally uses re-usable cloth bags, but forgot to bring them on Thursday. Several groups are pushing for a Duluth city ordinance that would ban plastic shopping bags and put a $.05 charge on each paper shopping bag. Show More Summary
It’s almost a cliche at this point to highlight the beauty that can be found in everyday items, like that scene in the movie ‘American Beauty’ where Wes Bentley and Thora Birch stare at a plastic bag waving around on a sidewalk like it’s the Mona Lisa. But sometimes, it just can’t be helped. Have …
A new material is stronger than steel but less dense than a plastic zip-close bag.
Plastic plagues the planet, clogging waterways and the stomachs of unwitting animals, but a new brand of bioplastic bags from Indonesia may offer a solution. Made from cassava root, these bags dissolve in hot water, breaking down into carbon dioxide and water without any toxic residue. Show More Summary
AND THERE IS MY SHOCKED FACE: Plastic bag tax is fueling spread of food poisoning as people do not wrap raw meat separately.
TweetSomebody(ies) was horsing around with a plastic bag yesterday, but nobody noticed AFAICS. You know, like in American Beauty First it was all like this: And then it was all like this: Next time I see this, I’ll have video for you, Gentle Reader. Sadly it was NOT the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed…
Billionaire Charles "Chuck" Feeney is remarkable. In a story about Feeney's philanthropy, his legacy, and how his experience compares to that of US president-elect Donald Trump, New York Times reporter Jim Dwyer writes about the $8 billion...Show More Summary
Michigan just passed a new law that prohibits local governments from banning, regulating, or taxing the use of plastic bags and other containers. That’s right: it’s a statewide ban on banning plastic bags. The law was likely aimed at...Show More Summary
Happy New Year! In 2017 Californians will reduce our plastic bag consumption by over 10 BILLION disposable checkout bags thanks to voters confirming the statewide bag ban in November. Most grocery stores complied with the law immediately while some retailers covered by the law still have not complied.
“I am selling you an empty bag. Marijuana placed In that empty sandwich bag is simply a legal gift,” says a Massachusetts guy on Craigslist. Pot is now legal to possess in Massachusetts. It is not legal to sell it, but people are allowed to gift up to an ounce. Show More Summary
Who cares about microplastics, the Great Lakes, the International Joint Commission, restaurants don't like regulation,
As communities across the country explore new ways to curb single-use plastics, including all-out bans on plastic shopping bags, Michigan has taken a step that ensures it continues to add to plastic pollution. This week, with Michigan Gov. Show More Summary
Michigan lawmakers and the Lt. Governor, Brian Calley, just passed a controversial law that essentially bans local government officials in counties and cities in Michigan from banning plastic bags. Just in case you doubt whether you read that right – Michigan just preemptively banned the banning of plastic bags. Show More Summary