Forbes reports that a fellow has created a rifled, durable, handgun with a 3-D printer. He used a different plastic and a different design than that used in the original effort. The rifling is vital, because a smoothbore handgun is....
The world of food packaging is changing. Sure, there’s still plenty of planet-destroying plastic out there, but takeout containers are often recyclable and/or biodegradable, and bags, while still troublesome, are often compostable. (They’re...Show More Summary
The New York Times' Elisabeth Rosenthal reports that New York spends "$10 million annually to send 100,000 tons of plastic bags that are tossed in the general trash to landfills in South Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania."
Old shopping bags have tons of uses, but just balling them up and tossing them in your pantry can get messy. Instead, mount a 2-liter bottle to the wall and use it as a makeshift bag dispenser. Read more...
A crafty lady by the name of Diane made this ingenious jacket out of Ziploc bags. Not only is the clear plastic great for staying dry on rainy days, she can always have some snacks with her. This is one outfit that truly succeeds at fashion and function. Hat tip goes to Laughing Squid!
The newly released May 2013 Reason-Rupe poll finds the public does not want marijuana users to go to jail; supports gay athletes; opposes plastic bag bans and tax increases for universal preschool; believes the government is likely to...Show More Summary
When Kevin found a foreign object in his bag of Utz chips, he wasn’t after a freebie or about to sue for pain and suffering. He just wanted to let the company know. He couldn’t find an e-mail address, so he messaged the company using Facebook. He didn’t expect to hear back from a company VP, or to have his … [More]
A creative crafter named Diane made a jacket out of plastic Ziploc bags and then, naturally, filled it with a sandwich and all kinds of snacks like cereal, baby carrots, and more. http://j4ya.tumblr.com/post/48745715412/my-friend-diane-made-a-ziploc-bag-jacket images via Jaya via Obvious Winner, Geekologie
A group of NorCal kids who kept a park open with their efforts have now turned their attention to single-use plastic bags.
As the legislative season heats up in areas around the country, there is an increase in plastics related legislation. "The largest single subject of all these bills at the state level is plastic bags. Thirty-five plus bills would either ban plastic bags or put taxes on them or require their take-back. Show More Summary
David LaFerriere has drawn a picture on almost every one of his kids' lunch bags since 2008. He uses colored Sharpies to draw on the plastic bags. See all of them (over 1,100!) on his Flickr stream. (Via Colossal; Thanks, Sally!)
More on Plastic Bags and (Inevitable) Bans From Factory Direct Promos: Will California Become the First State to Officially Ban Single Use Plastic Bags? From ElephantJournal: If You Love Animals, Boycott Plastic Bags. From Yes! Magazine: Plastic State of Mind–A video parody: Why the age-old “paper or plastic?” question shouldn’t be a question at all. Show More Summary
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Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Abortion provider Raymond Showery was accused and eventually convicted of killing a five pound baby girl who survived an abortion at his clinic Southside Medical Center in El Paso in 1979. Showery aborted the baby by hysterotomy. This is a type of abortion where the abortionist cuts open the woman’s uterus [...]
British model 'snogs' Sienna Miller in New York as H&M investigates what was in little plastic bag Guilty read LAST UPDATED AT 15:45 ON Wed 8 May 2013 EIGHT years after Kate Moss was dumped by the fashion retailer H&M when photographs...Show More Summary
Gernot Wagner (cross-posted from EDF Voices): Nudge is the best kind of book. It presents the type of head-slappingly obvious solutions to public policy problems that make you wonder why you needed a book to tell you about them in the first place. Place the veggies before the French fries...
Hello, dear readers, Way back in 2009 I did a quite thorough post about bags, meaning the ones we carry to the market or to stores to bring our purchases home in, so as to be very responsible in helping to reduce plastic bags and paper bags use. At that time I was not in [...]
CLEVELAND (AP) — One neighbor says a naked woman was seen crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard of the house a few years ago. Another heard pounding on the home's doors and noticed plastic bags over the windows.
There is one policy that seems to bridge the gap between the type of non-intrusive nudges Sunstein champions and the type of policies he knows are ultimately necessary to do something about global warming. They're called bag taxes.
As Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster demonstrated, no nuclear plant is ever completely safe. In January 2012, the San Onofre nuclear generating station (SONGS) in Southern California was closed due to the discovery of a radiation leak and other damaged