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After a unanimous City Council vote on April 11, Bainbridge, Washington has become the first city in the county of Kitsap to approve of a ban on plastic bags. The approved ordinance, which was first proposed late last year, will prohibit thin-film bags that commonly given out at supermarkets. The ban will go into effect […]

  Two April 3rd elections have led to split results in Colorado over the issue of the bag bans. Voters in Basalt, Colorado overturned an ordinance that would ban plastic bags in grocery stores as well as add a 20-cent fee for paper bags. Basalt’s town council voted in September to place a fee on […]

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Apr 16th, 2012

While plastic bag bans have been a hot button topic recently in the United States, we aren’t the only country doing it. Bans on single-use polyethylene bags are happening all over the world in countries like Bangladesh, Ireland, South Africa, and China, just to name a few. Bangladesh was one of the first to do […]

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Apr 4th, 2012

Austin, Texas has become the latest large American city to adopt a ban on certain types of plastic and paper bags—a ban that is one of the broadest of its kind in the country. After years of back-and-forth between the two sides of the argument, Austin’s City Council unanimously passed the ordinance on March 1st […]

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