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Tacoma City Council votes in favor of plastic bag ban

 

Starting a year from Tuesday, Tacomans won’t be able to get thin, single-use plastic bags at the grocery store or at other places they shop in the city.

The Tacoma City Council voted, 8-1, on Tuesday night to ban the plastic bags after hours of discussion and after a substitute ordinance that would have charged a five-cent fee for paper and plastic was brought before the group and then shot down.

Only Councilman Joe Lonergan voted against...


Cebu, Philippines - Mandaue wet market buyers urged to bring own eco-bags

Cebu, Philippines - Mandaue wet market buyers urged to bring own eco-bags

Cebu, Philippines - Mandaue wet market buyers urged to bring own eco-bags Big Bag Theory

Vendors in the Mandaue City public market are encouraging their customers to bring their own eco-bags when they buy their goods and supplies especially fish and vegetables there.

The vendors gave this advice amid the strict implementation of Mandaue City government’s ban on plastic bags and styrofoam starting Monday, July 11.
Belen Bacarisa, a 53-year-old fish...


Morocco’s ban on plastic bags

Morocco’s ban on plastic bags

Morocco’s new ban on plastic bags has led to a nationwide scramble to stock up, especially among street sellers and shop owners.

As reported by Morocco World News, street sellers and shop owners started to stock-up on plastic bags last week, ahead of the recent legislation that currently bans the importing, selling, and production of plastic bags in the kingdom.

Morocco is currently the second largest plastic bag consumer after the United States, according to data compiled by the Moroccan industry ministry.

The significance of Morocco’s...


Bag ban back on front burner: Town committee airs poll on the issue

Bag ban back on front burner: Town committee airs poll on the issue

Eight out of 10 Shelter Islanders believe the town should ban single-use plastic bags.

That’s the result of an online survey conducted from February through April by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee (GOAC) using SurveyMonkey, an online tool.

In May, the GOAC released part of the survey that revealed 80 percent of Islanders responding to the poll were in favor of a Suffolk County ban on single-use plastic bags used in most retail stores.

But the new information, presented June 28 at...


Environmentalists fight to stop state from killing NYC's bag-fee legislation

A New York Assembly committee's approval June 1 of a bill that would forbid localities from imposing fees on disposable bags has some environmentalists worried.

The measure, a response to New York City's recent passage of legislation requiring stores to charge 5 cents for such bags (with some exceptions), has also provided bag-fee fans with a fundraising opportunity.

On Thursday the New York League of Conservation Voters sent an email blast to rally the troops around the news.

"We're ready to fight back but we need to raise $10,000 in the next five days to have a realistic...