Despite some city and state-wide measures, no other country in the Americas has banned plastic bags.
Plastic is everywhere — literally.
Taxing plastic bags or coffee cups works — and the rest of the world should follow suit.
California confirms its status as a leader in American sustainability, becoming the first US state ever to ban plastic bags.
When the Scottish government introduced a 5 pence tax for plastic bags, they were expecting a significant reduction, but even they weren’t expecting such a big success.
A while ago, I was telling you about the big garbage island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, and why you should use and reuse canvas bags instead of going for the plastic bags. But here are some quick facts about reusing bags. An average reusable bag requires the same amount of energy as an estimated 28 traditional plastic
The Governor of the Honolulu county signed the law passed by the local council, banning plastic bags altogether – thus making Hawaii the first state ever to do so. There are four counties in Hawaii – and all of them set a great example together; the thing is, this was not done by state legislature, but instead, each of the