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Jamestown to vote on plastic bag ban

Another Rhode Island town is considering a commercial plastic bag ban. The Newport Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2xLUHxm ) the Jamestown Town Council is expected to vote on a potential ban … Click to Continue »

Western Australia To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags, Effective July 1, 2018

The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, announced yesterday that single-use plastic bags would be banned in the territory, effective July 1, 2018. This follows on bans in South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, and...Show More Summary

Leave It to Selena Gomez to Make a Plastic Tote Bag Look Cool

Remember the craze behind Balenciaga's Ikea tote? Well, thanks to Selena Gomez, there's another laundry bag-inspired shopper taking center stage. The singer was spotted during New York Fashion Week carrying a plastic Opening Ceremony tote. Show More Summary

Nauseating trash heaps in India spark citizen cleanup drives

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Lawyer Afroz Shah moved to Mumbai with a dream of looking out at the wild, blue Arabian Sea. What he saw instead was nauseating — waves churning with plastic shopping bags and empty chip packets, beaches covered so thick with soda bottles and snack wrappers he could no longer see the sand.

Up From Our Grassroots Bootstraps:We Are Winning the Plastic Pollution Fight

Municipal bag ban and fee campaigns are trending across New England, building a strong case for bipartisan support of single-use bag legislation at the statewide level.

Brickbat: Brown Bag It

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

The Kenyan government has banned plastic bags. Those caught making, selling or importing plastic bags face a fine of up to $38,000 or four years in prison.

These DIY versions of popular snacks give processed ingredients the boot

When I was a kid, the primary packaging in my lunch was the brown paper bag that held it all together. Occasionally my mom would buy the two-compartment Kraft Handi-Snacks cheese-and-cracker sets with the red plastic stick for spreading the cheese. Who remembers those? In the late '70s and '80s,...

Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis

Sri Lanka banned plastic bags and other disposable products on Friday after the collapse of the island's biggest dump led to a rubbish disposal crisis. Rotting garbage piled up in many parts of the capital after the giant rubbish tip collapsed in April, crushing dozens of homes and killing 32 people. Show More Summary

Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis

Sri Lanka banned plastic bags and other disposable products on Friday after the collapse of the island's biggest dump led to a rubbish disposal crisis.

GOP coercion: Give us our plastic bags and we'll give you GENX funding

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Playing political games during a public health crisis: The state's plastic bag ban, in effect since 2009 on the barrier islands and peninsulas of Dare, Currituck and Hyde counties, would be repealed under the House Bill 56. House Minority...Show More Summary

A Hundred and Forty-Eight Uses for the Plastic Bags Under Your Sink

Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell humorously illustrates how to refashion used plastic bags as hair ties, mop slippers, and more.

Kenyans could face $40,000 fine in plastic bag ban

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Forget measly plastic bag fees — Kenya has introduced hefty fines of up to $40,000 for plastic bag use.

Plastic Bag Users Face Jail Time Under New Kenya Law

Using a plastic bag in Kenya now comes with a hefty price. According to the Guardian, offenders of a new law banning plastic bags in the eastern African country can face up to four years in jail or fines up to $40,000. Ten years in the making, the “world’s...

Getting caught with a plastic bag in Kenya can land you in jail for 4 years

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

If you're in Kenya, don't be caught with a plastic bag. Starting today, using a plastic bag, whether for groceries, lining a trash can, or anything else you can think of, will cost you the equivalent of a $38,000 fine or land you inShow More Summary

How to Easily Remove a Festival Wristband Using a Plastic Bag

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Hacks World has created a tutorial on how to easily remove a festival wristband using a plastic bag. How to Use a Tissue Box to Easily Store and Dispense Plastic Grocery BagsIlluminated Plastic Garbage by LuzinterruptusA Dance Performance That Features One Dancer and Many Plastic Bags

How to Easily Remove a Festival Wristband With a Plastic Bag

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Hacks World has created a tutorial on how to easily remove a festival wristband with a plastic bag. How to Use a Tissue Box to Easily Store and Dispense Plastic Grocery BagsIlluminated Plastic Garbage by LuzinterruptusA Dance Performance That Features One Dancer and Many Plastic Bags

Kenya bans plastic bags, may fine violators up to $38,000

4 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A ban on plastic bags came into force Monday in Kenya and those found violating the new regulation could be receive maximum fines of $38,000 or a four-year jail term.

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