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Map of the Word for ‘Plastic Bag’ in the Dialects of France

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

Mathieu Avanzi, Français de Nos Régions We Americans love looking at dialect maps that show us how our language varies from region to region, for example, maps that show the soda/pop/Coke divide, or how crayon is pronounced. But we aren’t the only country with regional differences. Show More Summary

Should NYC Impose A Fee For Plastic Bags, Or Tell Planet To GFY?

Next week, City Council will vote on whether or not shoppers should be required to pay five cents for plastic and paper bags. [ more › ]

Enjoy Your Free Plastic Bags While You Can, New Yorkers

New Yorkers accustomed to getting free paper or plastic bags with their supermarket purchases may want to invest in some reusable tote bags. City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has backed a bill that would add a five-cent surcharge on bags at supermarkets and shops in an effort to reduce waste ... More »

Council speaker backs plastic-bag fee

It's tote-bag time, New York. On Thursday, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito backed an effort to reduce plastic bag use and waste. Councilman Brad Lander, D-Brooklyn, championed the... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC inches toward paper, plastic bag tax with speaker's support

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito threw her support behind a proposal to slap a five-cent fee on plastic and paper bags Thursday.

Canadian Man Beheaded by Philippine Islamist Terror Group Holding Over 20 Hostages Captive

Islamist terrorists on the island of Jolo in southern Philippines have beheaded a Canadian hostage and threw his severed head in a plastic bag to be found by police. More than 20 other foreign hostages are still being held captive.

ANALYSIS: TRUE. “Drones are the new UFOs,” concludes article at Quartz, which notes “That dron…

ANALYSIS: TRUE. “Drones are the new UFOs,” concludes article at Quartz, which notes “That drone that hit a British Airways plane might have been a plastic bag.” Any sightings of Elvis flying a drone? Because that would really bring ‘70s and ‘80s-era fever-swamp sightings full circle.

The Bag Bill

Jennie Romer moved from California to New York about four years ago to save the city from plastic bags. A practicing attorney, she is the country’s leading expert in plastic-bag law. Romer is thirty-eight years old, stands six feet tall, wears dark skirts with dark tights, and has copper-red hair, a pale complexion, and light-blue eyes. Show More Summary

Who Are the Filipino Militant Group Abu Sayyaf?

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

On Monday, Filipino authorities discovered the severed head of a Canadian hostage, John Ridsdel, in a plastic bag dumped on a road in the town of Jolo in Sulu province. Last September, the country’s most prominent radical Islamist militant...Show More Summary

Best Money Tips: How to Reach Financial Security By 30

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found helpful articles on how to reach financial security before you turn 30, ways to upcycle plastic bags, and the one word that will lead you to happiness. Top 5 Articles How To Achieve Financial Security Before The Age Of Thirty —...

Trudeau confirms Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists

"Heinous act," says Canadian PM, after two men on a motorcyle leave decapitated head in a plastic bag along a street

On plastic bags, nudge New Yorkers to do the right thing

Some sights in New York City are so commonplace that we take them for granted. Pigeons on sidewalks. Garbage on the curb. Plastic bags everywhere. It doesn’t have to be this way—at least... To view the full story, click the title li...

PHANTOM MENACE: “Drone” that hit British Airways jet was likely a plastic bag: British transpo…

PHANTOM MENACE: “Drone” that hit British Airways jet was likely a plastic bag: British transport minister says fear of drone was “overreaction.”

A Drone Probably Didn't Collide With A British Airways Jet 

Image: A320 via British Airways Remember how a week ago, British Airways thought that they had collided with a drone? British authorities are speculating that they might have hit something a bit more harmless: a plastic bag. Read more...

The Cracker Jack 'Prize' Is Now a QR Code 

When you place your ballpark side order of peanuts and Cracker Jack this summer, be prepared for a shock. Instead of a box, your Cracker Jack will be delivered in a slimy plastic bag. And instead of a prize, you get a QR code. Read more...

Plane-Crashing Drone Near London Airport May Have Been Plastic Bag: Official

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What unmanned object can fly 1,700 feet in the air and crash into planes? A hobbyist drone—or just a plastic bag, according to the United Kingdom’s minister of transport. The mystery object that reportedly crashed into a British Airways...Show More Summary

British Airways Plane Was Likely “Hit” By Plastic Bag, Not Drone

Earlier in the week it was reported that a British Airways Airbus A320 enroute from Geneva to London was hit by a drone on approach to Heathrow. The plane was supposedly hit by the object at around 1,700 feet, just minutes before landing. This...Show More Summary

That drone that hit a plane earlier this week? It could have been ‘a plastic bag or something’

Remember the news from earlier this week that a pesky drone hit an airplane in flight near London’s Heathrow airport? Yeah, so that may not be the case at all. According to Transport Minister Robert Goodwill, authorities have yet to confirm it was a drone at all. Show More Summary

Indonesia: Drowning in rubbish

Will a plastic bag levy be enough to fix Indonesia's rubbish problem?

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