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Plastic shopping bags used to make diesel

Plastic shopping bags can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, according to a new study. Furthermore, the by-product can be blended with existing ultra-low-sulfur diesels and biodiesels.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Plastic bag recycling available to most Canadians

Toronto - Recycling of plastic carry-out shopping bags is locally available to 93 percent of the Canadian population according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Giant slugs march on Angers Cathedral in France's Loire Valley

Angers - Dutch sculptor Florentijn Hofman does not do things by halves, so there was a sense of anticipation when it was revealed that Hofman would be constructing a sculpture in the city of Angers located in Pays de la Loire region in western France.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Toronto bag fee banned, and so are plastic bags forever

Toronto - Many were not expecting this, yes they wanted to stop the five cent charge for plastic bags, but not ban them forever. But the city decided otherwise, and maybe they didn't know what impact it would have on the public.
In the Media by Daniel Boyington - 2 comments

Mayor: Toronto city council's ban on plastic bags 'dumbest thing'

Toronto - One day after Toronto's city council voted in favour of not only ending the three-year-old five-cent bag fee, it also approved a motion to ban plastic bags by 2013. Mayor Rob Ford took to the airwaves to call it the "dumbest thing council has done."
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 8 comments

Los Angeles approves ban on plastic bags in grocery stores

Los Angeles - Environmentalists won a major victory on Wednesday when the Los Angeles City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines over the next 16 months.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Hawaii the first US state to ban plastic bags

Honolulu - The option to choose paper or plastic is officially coming to an end in sunny Hawaii, the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Several US cities consider plastic bag bans, push reusable bags

Currently several cities in the US are examining the possibility of implementing a plastic bag ban. Disposable plastic bags have been an issue that has been under increased scrutiny because of the environmental impact of consumers not reusing the bags.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Will the world drown in plastic?

With the looming US debt crisis, famine in East Africa, and mass murder in Norway, why should we be concerned about plastic bags?
In the Media by Alexander Baron
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