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Consumerist Christmas Tree uses 2,000 plastic bags to make you rethink holiday shopping

This December marks the second year in a row that Luzinterruptus has installed the Consumerist Christmas Tree. The first installation in 2013 had been located in the English city of Durham for the Lumiere Festival. Like last year, the designers reached out

The tsunami that helped stop a war

BANDA ACEH (IRIN) - When the earthquake struck, Irwandi Yusuf, a leader in the armed separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), was startled in his prison bunk. He began to pack his possessions into a plastic bag. "The earthquake was strong, I thought there might be a tsunami," he said. Show More Summary

Disposable bag bill promotes a greener, cleaner, healthier New York City

New Yorkers, businesses, and the environment can benefit from new bill being considered by New York City to impose 10-cent fee on every disposable plastic and paper bag.

Why taxing plastic grocery bags actually works

Charging pennies for a plastic bag is an effective way to reduce waste, but not because of the cost.

In Hong Kong, trams offer a ride like no others

At Rumsey Street and Des Voeux Road, two middle-aged women step into the hot-pink double-decker tram, gripping large black plastic bags filled with pungent dried cod and shrimp.

Texafornia Alert! Single Use Plastic Bag Ordinance Becoming Reality in Dallas

The famous anti-littering campaign "Don't Mess with Texas" may soon need to be changed to "Don't Mess with Texafornia" as the City of Dallas will be ringing in the new year with a touch more of a California feel because of the environmentalist driven Carryout Bags Ordinance. Show More Summary

Soon We’ll All Be Eating Plastic Wrapped in Fungus

[vimeo src='//player.vimeo.com/video/113942952' width='642' height='361'] Have you ever looked at a plastic bag and thought, fuck, that looks delicious? If not, perhaps a new device called the Fungi Mutarium will change your mind. Unveiled...Show More Summary

Plastic bag-ban supporters complain referendum drive is misleading

Supporters of a state ban on single-use plastic grocery bags filed a complaint Monday, calling for the secretary of state to investigate allegations that opponents seeking to overturn the measure are misleading voters to get them to sign petitions that would place the matter on the ballot.

Abused Puppy Found In Trash, Pooch Sealed In Plastic Bag May Have Been Used To Train Fighting Pit Bulls

An abused puppy found in a sealed trash bag was rescued two days before Thanksgiving thanks to a kind passerby who discovered the animal and called animal control officers. While Karen Herrera was on a walk that Thursday morning, she came across a sealed plastic bag with something very disturbing trapped inside. Show More Summary

How to make your true love an aromatherapy rice bag

Step away from the plastic thingamabobs and made-in-China gewgaws, and get a little crafty this holiday season.

Report: Trash is Choking the World's Oceans

There are plastic shopping bags, bottles, toys, action figures, bottle caps, pacifiers, tooth brushes, boots, buckets, deodorant roller balls, umbrella handles,

Dumping 1000s of Brightly Colored Balls on an Escalator [Video]

Watch as Youtuber “En Was Not Here” dumps a bag full of brightly colored plastic balls on top and at the bottom of an escalator, creating some sort of perpetual motion machine machine in the process. [En Was Not Here | Via LS]

An Experiment Mimicking Perpetual Motion Using an Escalator and a Series of Brightly Colored Balls

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

En Was Not Here performed a science experiment of sorts by releasing a bag full of colorful plastic balls at the bottom and top of an up escalator, create a sort of perpetual motion machine as they ride up and tumble back down the automatic stairs. via Tod E. Kurt

Did California go too far with its bag ban?

To the editor: The editorial on the plastic bag ban prompts me to wonder whether the California Legislature considered biodegradable bags. ("Let California's plastic bag ban stand," Editorial, Dec. 5)

Dumping a huge bag of plastic balls onto an escalator

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

It's almost a perpetual motion machine, and is absolutely a source of infinite amusement! (via JWZ)

Don't get suckered into banning the plastic bag ban!

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The bounty hunters are out again, and they’re gunning for … you.

Let California's plastic bag ban stand

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Some people just don't know when to stop fighting. Immediately after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags, the plastics industry vowed to overturn it. Since then, out-of-state bag makers have contributed $2.5 million to help collect 504,000...

Hindu Temples in Bengaluru initiate Swachh Mandir Abhiyaan – No Plastic Bags and Littering

Swachh Mandir Abhiyaan is a campaign initiated by Hindu Temples in Bengaluru with aim to... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Nov. 29: Affordable housing and plastic bags

Brooklyn: I read about Mayor de Blasio creating affordable housing — but that means only for people who can afford it.

Pregnant Kate Middleton Spotted Lugging Plastic Bags Around On Shopping Spree: Has The Duchess Got Black Friday Fever?

A pregnant Kate Middleton was recently photographed clutching a handful of garish plastic bags brimming with bargains, is nobody immune from Black Friday fever one asks? With Black Friday turning large swathes of rational minded andShow More Summary

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