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The Bag Theory

What industry would be ‘hurt’ when SB 270 takes effect in July 2015? Will you sign the petition started by oil and chemical companies to overrule this common-sense statute because you cannot live without C2H4)nH2? 441 more words


No More Plastic Bags! California is Leading the Way

California has just become the first state to ban single-use plastic bags, which have been available at supermarket checkout stands since 1977. The new law aims to reduce the pollution and waste that are clogging waterways, park and landfills. 193 more words



Congratulations are in order today for the State of California… State-wide bag ban signed into law today! When you stop to think about the implications, this is quite a moment in the battle zone that is single-use plastics. 111 more words


Going Bagless

Since California is one of the most environmentally progressive states in the nation, it’s no surprise that our governor is currently sitting on a bill, already approved by the state legislature, that could make “green” history. 463 more words


The Spin of Truth

The sun comes up every morning. If it ever ceases to, we won’t know, we will not have survived that loss. Few concepts in our modern lives are quite so certain. 1,298 more words

Environmental Issues

Plastic bag bans are illegal, Abbott says

AUSTIN (AP/KXAN) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says municipal bans on single-use plastic bags are illegal.

In a five-page attorney general’s opinion Friday, the Republican gubernatorial nominee said a state law prohibits local governments from prohibiting, restricting or charging a fee, for solid waste management purposes, for “the use of a container or package in a manner not authorized by state law.” 176 more words