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The Portuguese plastic carrier bag tax: The effects on consumers’ behavior

Marine litter from lightweight plastic bags is a global problem that must be solved. A plastic bag tax was implemented in February 2015 to reduce the consumption of plastic grocery bags in Portugal and in turn reduce the potential contribution to marine litter. 197 more words


Friday Linkage 1/6/2017

After more than a week spent skiing with family in Colorado I finally descended the mountains to the reality that it is really 2017.  Donald Trump will actually be our sitting president in less than two weeks.  418 more words


Five Tips On Reducing Plastic Bag Use

If you have heard of the environmental impact of plastic bags, then you know how much harm they can cause. In the late 1970’s, according to… 493 more words

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Question 63 : Paper, plastic, or BYOB

When you go grocery shopping, do you use a store provided plastic or paper bag, OR do you bring your own bag?

Fruit, vegetables, bread, cans of beans, rice, a pound of chicken, and some ice cream. 55 more words


Tracking My Trash, Day 1

It’s day 1 of tracking my trash. I feel like shit. All of the food I eat is packaged in plastic or paper, and sealed with stickers. 335 more words


Today's Top Tweet x3 - Plastic bags, pollution and creepy peeps

There are a lot of problems out there. So I like to rotate among them. Focusing too much on just one issue gets boring after awhile. 278 more words


Whale of a tale: Death by 30 plastic bags

A sick Cuvier’s beaked whale was recently euthanized after showing signs of illness and repeatedly beaching itself near Norway’s west coast earlier this week. 199 more words