San Francisco wants to cut its landfill waste down to absolute zero by 2020. While a city-wide plastic bag ban has been in effect for a few years, new legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors this week sets its sights on the bane of tap-water enthusiasts and thirsty environmentalists alike: Bay Area, say goodbye to the plastic water bottle. Read more...
Will plastic water bottles soon go the way of the single-use plastic bag in Los Angeles and other big cities? The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the sale of drinking water in single-use bottles on city property. Show More Summary
The Lake Michigan Chapter has taken an opportunistic approach to reducing single-use plastic bag use in the city of Grand Haven, MI. Read the success story!
Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex. Emily Anthes investigates. s Read more...
An abandoned newborn, the umbilical cord still attached, was found by a Houston construction worker. “I opened a white plastic garbage bag and saw the baby,” said Carlos Mitchel, 51, who heard the baby crying and went to investigate. “He was cold. Maybe hours old.” After finding the baby in the dumpster, Mitchel informed his […]
Sometimes the best design ideas are the simplest. These shelters siphon off excess air from buildings' HVAC systems--heat that otherwise is just being wasted. Harsh winters are worst on the homeless. Staying outside could risk death due to hypothermia, but many also avoid the shelter system, fearing violence or disease. Show More Summary
TANGLED UP IN PLASTIC: This sign outside a Santa Fe grocery store bids farewell to plastic bags but the citywide ban is proving difficult to implement. NM Watchdog photo. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE, N.M. — In a town that pats itself on the back for environmental sensitivity, a ban on... Show More Summary
Green just became greener. San Francisco-based company, WoodStalk, offers cannabis consumers an all-natural, reusable, sustainable bamboo container to store their cannabis. Similar to reusable grocery bags, eco-friendly bamboo container used instead of single-use
Nokia Treasure Tags are square, matchbox-sized pieces of plastic you can attach to things like bags, wallets, keys, and purses. When paired to your smartphone, both devices will sound a loud alarm whenever they move out of range of the...
French authorities have made "one of their largest cocaine seizures in years" finding 1.393 tons of the drug in plastic bags hidden in the tires of an 8x8 Dakar support truck belonging to the Spanish Epsilon Team. Read more...
by Tom Scocca ???? A crushed rat, a large one, lay in the street, its guts a chopped-looking red pile beside it. The morning was bright and mild; the scaffolds were still dripping. Half-trapped plastic bags stuck out of the dwindling snowbanks, along with every other sort of garbage. Show More Summary
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter STOUGHTON, Wis. — This city of 12,000 southeast of Madison could become the first municipality in Wisconsin to restrict the use of plastic grocery bags. That restriction could come as an added fee shoppers pay at checkout, or as an outright ban. Show More Summary
The environmental movement in California is teetering on the edge of a slippery slope. California is at the forefront in the fight against the proliferation of plastic pollution. But it earned that recognition despite a legislative culture...Show More Summary
How... generous? An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet. Sugarcreek Borough police say they were called when workers found a large plastic bag of marijuana among some donated clothes earlier this week. Police Chief Matt Carlson tells the Oil City Derrick...
"Chapter 18" opens with a Chinese man gasping for air as he has sex with a white couple, his head in a translucent plastic bag.
Think there's any chance customers won't get a plastic shopping bag to carry their reycled plastic duds in?
The image of a 4-year-old Syrian refugee seemingly alone as he crossed the border into Jordan tore at the heartstrings. The photo showed Marwan, clutching a plastic bag with the desolate desert behind him, being greeted by United Nations officials. Read full article >>
In the middle of the vast, rocky desert, a little boy, separated from his family, was found wandering alone, carrying all his worldly possessions in a plastic bag half his height. Marwan, who is 4, came across blue-vested aid workers from the United Nations, one...
The process of transporting donor organs is a faulty one, to say the least. How it essentially works is that doctors remove the organs from a deceased donor, toss them in a plastic bag and then throw them into a cooler filled with ice, which gives them a very limited amount of time to get those organs to the recipients who so desperately need them. Show More Summary
There might finally be a good use for all of those ridiculously wasteful and environmentally harmful plastic shopping bags.