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2014-04-11 08:21:49

Carry Green announces the launch of new stylish, ecofriendly boutique jute bags for their spring collection available at www.CarryGreen.com. DAYTON, N.J., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Introducing boutique jute bags, the perfect reusable bags to take shopping, traveling or on-the-go; the possibilities are endless. This new, exciting spring collection from the young ecommerce site, www.CarryGreen.com, offers trendy reusable bags in various bright colors including green, blue and...

2014-03-26 16:22:59

NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, New York City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Margaret Chin introduced legislation that would require a minimum 10-cent citywide fee on paper and plastic grocery bags. The following is a statement from Lee Califf, Chair of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, an organization representing the United States' plastic bag manufacturing and recycling sector, which employs 30,800 workers in 349 communities across the nation,...

2014-03-19 16:21:09

Member of environmental movement Earth First in Hollywood, Florida raises support for plastic bag ban. HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- By Dixier Mitchell Florida man Blaine Tucker recently began circulating a pamphlet in Hollywood, Florida in an attempt to raise support for a plastic bag ban in the municipality. The ban would make it illegal for stores to give customers free plastic bags for to carry their purchases, in attempt to encourage the adoption of...

2014-03-12 12:27:10

LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:US Produce Packaging MarketUS demand to reach $5.7 billion in 2017Demand for produce packaging is forecast to reach $5.7 billion in 2017. Growth will outpace expected expansion in fresh produce production, reflecting the important role of packaging in the protection, safety assurance, and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables. Moreover, advances will be fueled by the increasing...

2013-12-27 23:00:03

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Converted Flexible Packaging to 2017” to its store. The pouch market will continue to showcase above-average gains, penetrating segments that had once been considered hallmarks of rigid packaging. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 28, 2013 US Demand to Exceed $21 Billion in 2017 Demand for converted flexible packaging in the US market is expected to rise 3.5 percent annually to more than $21 billion in 2017, or 9.1 billion pounds. Growth will be driven by the...

2013-12-21 23:00:19

The cities of El Cerrito, Richmond, and San Pablo are leading Contra Costa County in the ban of single use plastic bags beginning January 1, 2014. Richmond, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 The cities of El Cerrito, Richmond, and San Pablo are leading Contra Costa County in the ban of single use plastic bags beginning January 1, 2014. California retailers distribute more than 19 billion plastic retail bags annually; the average Californian uses an estimated 400 plastic bags per year; and,...

2013-12-11 12:22:06

NCPA: Bag Bans Hurt Environment, Have No Impact on Costs DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plastic bag bans hurt the environment and do nothing to decrease costs, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130225/DC65817LOGO) "Bag bans are bad for the environment," said Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett. "The alternatives - paper bags and reusable bags - use more energy, use more resources, produce...

2013-11-15 23:20:54

ReportsnReports.com adds “Produce Packaging to 2017” reports to its vast collection of research database. The study has historical data from 2002 and forecasts for 2017 and 2022. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Demand for produce packaging is forecast to reach $5.7 billion in 2017. Growth will outpace expected expansion in fresh produce production, reflecting the important role of packaging in the protection, safety assurance, and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables....

2013-08-22 12:23:26

Compostable Bags are Good Alternatives CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More and more cities are taking steps to try to address litter problems associated with polyethylene plastic shopping bags. Some of the most popular methods are recycling programs, taxes on single-use plastic bags, and incentives for bringing a reusable bag. All of these efforts can be a part of comprehensive bag ban legislation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130822/NE67878-a )...

2013-08-15 23:23:15

Love to Travel Products, of Huntington Beach, CA. http://www.lovetotravelproducts.com, has launched their newest eco-friendly product, called the SackPack, a "shopper's pack" that makes it easy and convenient to reuse paper and plastic bags, and helps consumers get ahead of impending bag charges. The SackPack is a neatly organized, lightweight shoulder bag that stores and carries multiple paper, plastic and cloth bags, and is able to attach to any shopping cart, providing a...