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Environmentalists And Industry Duke It Out Over Plastic Bags

Environmentalists And Industry Duke It Out Over Plastic Bags

Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society Campaigns against disposable plastic shopping bags and their environmental impact recently scored a major win. In August, California lawmakers passed the first statewide ban on the bags, and Governor...

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2014-09-03 23:04:04

33 Percent of prAna’s Clothing and Accessories Now Arrives without Poly Packaging Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Seeing a way to make a positive change in the way it ships its products, prAna began cutting back on the number of plastic bags it uses in packaging with the Poly Project. “We took a walk through the warehouse and asked ourselves, ‘Does this piece really need to be in a poly bag?’ It was as simple as that,” said prAna’s Director of Sustainability, Nicole...

2014-08-06 08:27:50

ChatterAds is a removable, portable message delivery system that secures to plastic bags in retail, grocery, hardware, mass merchant, QSR and convenience stores CLEVELAND, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kennedy Group, a leader in providing market-tested and innovative solutions to help customers package, promote, identify and track their products, has partnered with Hilex Poly, an industry leading manufacturer of plastic bag and film products, to introduce ChatterAds(TM) - a removable,...

2014-04-28 16:26:24

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: US Converted Flexible Packaging Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/packaging/us_converted_flexible_packaging_market.html US demand to exceed $21 billion in 2017Demand 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 packaging market's ongoing...

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,...


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