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Single-use plastic bags, the New Zealand story. The Third

With calls to ban the single-use plastic bag in New Zealand, I thought we might take a look at how other countries have fared in the crusade to ban the bag. 207 more words


Discarding bag habits: England joins Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in charging for carrier bags

By James Carson

Plastic carrier bags have been part of Britain’s retail landscape since their introduction by supermarkets in the 1970s. Dispensed freely and liberally, the bags were originally made of polythene before evolving to the high density polyethylene (HDPE) bags most commonly in use today. 675 more words


Taiwanese "plastic bag swimsuit" goes viral, we give it a try too 【Pics】

Summer is drawing to a close. With vacation season ending many people are burnt out and low on cash. But that doesn’t mean the party has to end! 341 more words


Reusable bags not fulfilling purpose in Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s Resource Recovery Insights campaign has singled out more than a dozen new observations thanks to feedback from Austin residents. The online survey closed August 24, with more than 1,200 participants. 359 more words


Plastic bag selfies are now a thing

This trend seems to involve going out shopping and then wearing the bag…

It would appear fashion in Taiwan has been taken to a whole new level, making clothes out of plastic bags. 44 more words

Lifestyle And Culture

Plastic free meat

I have been getting frustrated about the lack of independent thinking being demonstrated when I buy meat. People do not seem to know how to use their scales so that they don’t weigh my container and they seem unable to find a solution to using a plastic bag to put the meat into my container (try tongs, spoons, paper slips, hands). 111 more words


Waste free bread

I have been using a bread maker to make homemade bread for the past three months to avoiding plastic packaging, but the novelty has worn off for the family who are not enjoying the thicker slices and heavier texture for sandwiches. 233 more words