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BraveTart's Ultimate Guide to Sous Vide Desserts

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.

Plastic bags on the way out in Austria's supermarkets

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.

So Cool! You Can Turn Plastic Hangers Into Chip Bag Clips

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

Video: Lionel Messi makes a touching visit to Barcelona children's hospital

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 (...)

Plastic bags made from shrimp shells might help Egypt's trash problem

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Surf and Earth: How prawn shopping bags could save the planet

(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.

Tony Gehrig: Plastic Bag Ban Isn’t Needed in Fargo

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

Street Light Art: Traffic Signals Emit Surreal Rainbow Streams in Hazy City

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 …

Ultralight 'Super-Material' Is 10 Times Stronger Than Steel

A new material is stronger than steel but less dense than a plastic zip-close bag.

Dissolvable bioplastic bags from Bali are safe enough to drink

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 …

AND THERE IS MY SHOCKED FACE: Plastic bag tax is fueling spread of food poisoning as people do not wrap raw meat separately.

American Beauty-Style “Dancing Bag” Appears at 3rd and Market – It was Roundly Ignored by Passersby, Oh Well

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…

Philanthropist who has given away entire $8 billion fortune flew coach and carried plastic bags

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 made it illegal for cities to ban plastic bags

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

Help Enforce The California Bag Ban

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.

Man sells $325 plastic baggies on Craigslist with free pot inside

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

“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

Michigan bans bans on plastic bags, takeout food containers, styrofoam cups and just about anything else

Who cares about microplastics, the Great Lakes, the International Joint Commission, restaurants don't like regulation,

Michigan Bans Banning Plastic Bags Because Plastic Bag Bans Are Bad For Business

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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 Just Banned Local Governments From Banning Plastic Bags

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

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