Tag: plastic bags

Life Cycle of Plastic Bag (Infographic)

Here’s an interesting infographic that a friend of the site passed along. As the title indicates it’s on the life cycle of a plastic bag: Source: Factor Direct Promos

More Cities and Stores Banning Plastic Bags

bagbird.jpgOn March 27th 2007, San Francisco became the first city in the US to ban plastic bags in major supermarkets and pharmacies. Only biodegradable plastic and recyclable paper are allowed. Whole Foods recently announced that by April of this year it would end the use of plastic bags in all of its 270 stores in the US, Canada and the UK.

New York and New Jersey require retailers that use plastic bags to offer a recycling program, the city of Oakland, California, is considering a ban, and China announced a countrywide free plastic bag prohibition in January. Ireland took the lead in Europe, taxing plastic bags in 2002. Customers who want them must now pay 33 cents per bag at the register. The Irish government says the tax cut the use of disposable bags by 90 percent! The tax also raised millions of dollars in revenue.