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Time To Reduce Our ‘Plastic Footprint’

Our world is full of single-use plastic, meant to be used once and thrown away. And though some of it — depending on…
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California Plastic Bag Ban Could Be Delayed Until Fall 2016

A leading plastics trade group has announced it has collected enough signatures to put the California plastic bag ban to a vote in…
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A Brief History of the Plastic Bag

California made headlines this fall when it became the first U.S. state to place a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. But how…
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Distill Those Used Plastic Shopping Bags for Fuel

University of Illinois researchers have developed an energy-efficient way to convert used plastic shopping bags to fuel. The conversion process produces significantly more…
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Cascadian Farms Rolls Out “Green” Cereal Box Liner

Cascadian Farm has introduced a new cereal box liner made from “green” materials, but the environmental benefits of this innovation are unclear.
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Los Angeles Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday, June 18 to approve a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.
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Target Stores Honor Earth Day By Giving Away Reusable Bags

Target gave away 1.5 million reusable bags at its stores across the U.S. in honor of Earth Day.
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Los Angeles Becomes Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Last week the state of Hawaii introduced a state-wide ban on plastic bags, becoming the first US state to do so. In spite…
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What’s in a Bag? The Continuing Debate About Banning Plastic Bags

In the spring, the European Commission plans to publish proposals that will tackle the problem of plastic bags and to reduce the number…
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“Save The Plastic Bag Coalition” Fights Against Banning Plastic Bags in SF

If you thought the debate over the impact of plastic bags is one debate we’re already done with, you got it wrong. It’s…
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Another City Says Good Bye to Plastic Bags

The environment is starting to get a lot more time in the proverbial spotlight. We are learning that our actions have had an…
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The Plastic Bag Blind Spot

Those little bags you use to put your veggies and fruits in at the supermarket, or the bags that are wrapped around your…

The Plastic Disclosure Project

Everybody is familiar with ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ which is present in the North Pacific gyre, one of the five gyres of…
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The Market Failure of Plastic Bags

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here. …
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Are Reusable “Paper” Towels the Next Eco-Conundrum?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…