Stories tagged: plastic bags
MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016, 1:49 P.M.
Idaho group backtracks on plastic bag maker accusations
An Idaho environmental group that accused a nationwide plastic bag producer of violating federal laws on reporting toxic waste says it made a mistake.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:23 P.M.
Tacoma City Council votes to ban plastic bags
The Tacoma City Council has voted to ban the use of thin plastic bags by grocery stores and other businesses.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 1:11 P.M.
5-cent charge for plastic bags set to be imposed in NYC
Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept a disposable plastic bag. The city’s sanitation department …
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
Editorial: Idaho lawmakers trample local control
Lawmakers justified the changes by calling them good for business. But they’re supposed to govern for all the people, not block their ability to make changes in their own communities.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
Idaho lawmakers forbid local regulations on plastic bags, other containers
Cities and counties in Idaho would be forbidden from having any local regulations or taxes on plastic grocery bags or other “auxiliary containers,” under legislation that’s now passed both houses …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 3:59 P.M.
Local plastic bag bans would be blocked by House bill
Cities and counties in Idaho would need state approval to enforce plastic bag bans under a new proposal currently making its way through the Idaho Statehouse, even though no such …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012
Plastic bags bill discussed at statehouse
OLYMPIA – Banning plastic shopping bags throughout the state would keep them from showing up along roadsides, in landfills and in the bellies of whales in the Puget Sound, the …
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2011
Use of plastic bags studied
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – An environmental group pushing to ban plastic bags statewide has published a report that drew from material assembled by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. “We’ve …
MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011
Do Your Part: Always consider recycling solutions
Stumped on what to do with stuff you can’t toss in the recycling bin? Don’t trash it before finding out how to do your part with even the trickiest of …