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Commerce :: CA :: USA | almost 2 years ago

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Irvine City Council on Tuesday night moved toward a possible ban on non-reusable plastic shopping bags, directing city staff to study the effect it would have on the environment and the business community. The council voted 4-1 to conduct the

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Toronto :: Canada | 2 years ago

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Plastic shopping bags in Toronto can now be given away for free again, but their days are numbered. The five-cent fee Toronto stores have been required to charge for the bags is no longer in effect. As of today, it's up to retailers to decide

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Phoenix :: AZ :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Your supermarket 'bag for life' can give you food poisoning...so put it in your washing machine to kill the bugs!...The contamination in your supermarket 'bag for life' happens when food, such as juices from raw meat, leaks onto the fabric or plastic

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London :: United Kingdom | over 2 years ago

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9 April 2012 The case for a plastic bag levy has received a major boost after it was revealed that a 5p per bag charge piloted in Wales had seen use drop by up to 90 per cent. Welsh customers became the first in Britain to face the mandatory fee when

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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Font Resize Reader Roy Robinson sent in an interesting and scary report on reusable grocery bags...Sure, I have washed my reusable bags ... let me see ... zero times. The study shows that I am up there with the majority of shoppers. The joint study, "

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | over 2 years ago

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A ban on all single-use plastic bags also is part of the proposal. San Francisco on Tuesday could become the latest on a growing list of California cities to impose a fee on shoppers who fail to bring their own bags. In December, the Board of

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Londonderry :: United Kingdom | over 2 years ago

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Tax on plastic bags introduced in April 2013 Single use plastic bags will cost five pence Plastic bags in Northern Ireland will cost five pence from April 2013. Environment Minister Alex Attwood said the levy, which applies to single use bags, will

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Boston :: MA :: USA | over 2 years ago

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A new report finds that more supermarket shoppers in Massachusetts are taking home their groceries in reusable shopping bags. State environmental officials and a group representing food stores said today that there has been a 33 percent reduction in

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Silver Spring :: MD :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Reusable grocery bags may be good for the environment, but they could be making you sick. With Montgomery County, Md., set to impose a tax on disposable grocery bags that's designed to discourage their use, a new study has found that intestinal

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Silver Spring :: MD :: USA | almost 3 years ago

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Reusable grocery bags may be good for the environment, but they could be making you sick. A new study has found that intestinal bacteria like E. coli flourish in unwashed reusable bags. The study, published in the latest issue of the International

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