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Environmentally conscious Hawaii bans plastic bags

About 500 billion to one trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. Of that number, more than 380 billion are used in the U.S. alone. Plastic bags are a big business in the U.S., but the environmental threat posed by them is even bigger.

Op-Ed: Paper or Plastic? If the Answer is Plastic it Will Cost You

Paper or plastic seems like an old question, but actually it’s only a couple of decades old, and if California state legislators get their way the question will be “paper or do you want to pay a quarter for each plastic bag?”

Op-Ed: Save The Plastic Bag Movement Is More Than Meets The Eye

Stephen Joseph started the SaveThePlasticBag.com. In April 2007 after San Francisco banned plastic bags he was approached by plastic bag manufacturers who wanted him to help them defeat the bans.

Op-Ed: Plastic Bags, The Bane Of Society?

The evil of plastic bags is making the news again. More and more communities are banning the use of the easy sacks in favor of reusable bags. It's a great idea but how bad are those plastic jewels of the dump to begin with?
 

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