Stories tagged: plastic bags
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Bill would ban single-use plastic grocery bags, require stores to charge 8 cents for paper or reusable replacements.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
There is no question that plastic bag bans are a trendy environmental cause. But as with many causes, the facts do not support the fervor.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
Under the proposal, customers could purchase paper or reusable plastic bags for a dime each. Cities with a bag ordinance already in place would be required to adopt the state’s …
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 4:45 a.m.
Legislature considers statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their environmental impact.
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Wearing her signature plastic bag scarf, self-proclaimed “Bag Lady” Carol Sullivan encouraged Burlington residents to support a plastic bag ban Monday at the Burlington Public Library.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
An Idaho environmental group that accused a nationwide plastic bag producer of violating federal laws on reporting toxic waste says it made a mistake.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
The Tacoma City Council has voted to ban the use of thin plastic bags by grocery stores and other businesses.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
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 …
Sat., March 19, 2016
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.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
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 …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011
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 …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2011
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 …