SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. It was approved by the Assembly a day earlier.
The Ku Klux Klan has been advertising for new members on a few streets in Hampton Bays, New York, on the edge of The Hamptons, putting Jolly Rancher candies in plastic sandwich bags with anti-gay, anti-immigrant leaflets calling on people to protect "our unique European (White) culture" and tossing them into yards. Show More Summary
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's lawmakers ended a two-year session on Saturday with a package of bills that reflected deep disagreement over pressing issues including undocumented migrants, the social safety net and measures to cope with a severe drought. Show More Summary
Even though many progressive communities are trying to outlaw plastic shopping bags, we still seem to manage to end up with piles of these bags. We stuff them inside closets, drawers, and even other bags. They seem to breed like rabbits even though we seek to reuse and recyle. Show More Summary
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
By Aaron Mendelson SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America. Show More Summary
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Ten years ago we were all carrying around single-use plastic water bottles purchased at convenience stores and gas stations. Since we’ve realized how harmful those bottles are not only to the environment, but to our own health, reusable BPA-free bottles have largely replaced them. However, the bottles have for the most part retained their classic […]
Selling 'jabitas' (plastic bags) in front of an agricultural market in Havana. (Luz Escobar) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 28 August 2014 - "I need some dark glasses," Veronica told me one day when I ran into her on the street. Almost...Show More Summary
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 28 August 2014 – “I need some dark glasses,” Veronica told me one day when I ran into her on the street. Almost seventy, the lady underwent cataract surgery some months ago and now must “take … Continue reading ?
California’s oceans, waves and beaches are about to become a little cleaner thanks to the efforts of the state legislature this week! SB 270, a bill to ban single-use plastic shopping bags and put a fee on paper bags, has been approved by the California Assembly.
After failing to get enough votes in the Assembly earlier in the week, California's plastic bag ban has managed o survive and pass a second vote. It doesn't appear that anybody actually made a better case for banning bags (probably because there really isn't a good reason for it). Show More Summary
Democrats in Sacramento finally passed the plastic bag ban introduced by State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), after a similar vote in the State Assembly failed earlier this week. The key, notes KQED public radio, was that the powerful...Show More Summary
By Joaquin Palomino SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Prospects grew for a proposed California ban on plastic grocery bags on Thursday as the state Assembly broadly approved the prohibition after an earlier vote failed to garner enough support in the face of opposition from bag manufacturers. Show More Summary
A terrible state law in California appears to be failing and we may have … unions … to hank. Hey, we’re libertarians. We take allies wherever we can get hem. Yesterday a proposed statewide ban on single-use plastic bags (grocery stores and the like) failed to get enough votes in the state’s Assembly. Show More Summary
“Time is running out for our planet,” exclaimed Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) in the midst of a lengthy debate in the State Assembly over the proposed statewide ban on plastic grocery store bags, Senate Bill 270. he controversial...Show More Summary
State Bill (SB) 270, introduced by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) in January to ban disposable plastic check-out bags from grocery stores, may come to a vote by midnight Aug. 31, according to the Los Angeles Times. Padilla, who...Show More Summary
Today I’m going to review a plastic bag. A new low, even for me? Maybe, but this is no ordinary plastic bag. It’s a bag that has beaten out pretty much every waterproof gadget case i’ve ever tested, because: It … Read more ›
Chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags could one day be made out of cocoa, rice and vegetable waste rather than petroleum, according to scientists. The process they developed and their results, which could help the world deal with its agricultural and plastic waste problems, appear in the ACS journal Macromolecules. Athanassia Athanassiou, Ilker S. Bayer […]