Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Plastic-Conscious Traveler

For those of you who’ve seen Bag It, remember the scene with Jeb driving through a fast food line? He tries to offer his own plate for the food to be served on, but is denied on the grounds of … Continue reading


An Unexamined Threat to the World’s Waters – by Rebecca Mayer

We’ve looked closely at single-use disposable plastics, and the products that we apply to our bodies and the BPAs that line the insides of cans, but here’s a new issue to consider, according to this week’s New York Times – … Continue reading

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Go Colorado!

As you may remember, the movie Bag It originated with a contest to see which ski resort town, Aspen or Telluride, could remove more plastic bags from the waste stream in their area. Telluride was the winner, prompting other mountain … Continue reading

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In Austin this Week? Read On…

Hey BagIt fans in Austin, TX! Great news! Mayor Lee Leffingwell is hosting a town hall meeting next Monday to discuss what an ordinance to restrict the free distribution of plastic bags might look like. Can you make it? Tell … Continue reading

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Support the New Bag Bans Being Considered in Los Angeles and Boulder! Is your town considering a ban? Let us know so we can rally support there too!

The city of Los Angeles moved a little closer to a sweeping bag ban this week, according to this Brentwood Patch article.  Despite the tone of the CBS LA piece in Ethan’s blog a few weeks ago, it looks like … Continue reading


Celebrate Halloween with the Plastic Pollution Coalition – Join the Plastic Creep Costume Contest!

Plastic Creep Costume Contest! This article was posted on Oct 16 2011 by Plastic Pollution Coalition Halloween is a perfect time to teach your family about the importance of reducing plastic pollution. The key to being plastic-free is family participation. … Continue reading

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What do you think – should government mandate recycling, or is it a personal choice?

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that sets an ambitious statewide goal of recycling 75 percent of California’s trash by 2020, and requires schools, stores, offices, government buildings and apartment complexes to develop recycling programs by July 1, 2012. For … Continue reading

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