Monthly Archives: November 2011

More bad news about BPA

People worry about so many things; the weather, family, falling off their moped, work, school…the list is endless. People worry about these things even though they have no control over them. Possibly they have control over their moped, but if … Continue reading

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Plastic News from Across the World – by Rebecca Mayer

Here in New Zealand, I regularly receive updates from this region.  Among the main highlights this week are two noteworthy items – one from India, one from Australia. A headline in India’s Bangalore Mirror reads Raids Throw Up 6.5 Tonnes … Continue reading


Recycling on the Grandest Scale – by Rebecca Mayer

For every action we take as human beings, there seems to be a parallel example in nature.  As a yoga teacher, I’m aware that every posture I teach is taken directly from the movement of an animal or some natural … Continue reading

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Smart Marketing – by Rebecca Mayer

Coca Cola, the largest continuous sponsor of the Olympic Games, plans to recycle all plastic bottles used at the event at its new recycling plant located near London.   (Read more here.) “When the eyes of four billion people are … Continue reading


Making Recycling Fun – by Rebecca Mayer

As many of us know, the movie Bag It began with a competition between the ski towns of Aspen and Telluride, Colorado, to reduce the use of single-use plastics.  Since that local contest several years ago, Bag It towns have … Continue reading

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American Idol Plastic PSA Threatened by Major Show Sponsor!

Quick, watch this Public Service Announcement created by Season 10 American Idol Contestants, before pressure from a major show sponsor gets it removed from the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s website! Read more about it here:

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Online Showings of Bag It to Begin November 20th

Recently, Constellation TV, The Fledgling Fund, and Docudrama announced that there will be four special screenings of Bag It. The screenings will start on November 20th and continue for four weeks. Constellation, a online movie site, will be hosting a … Continue reading

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How to dispose of odd, seemingly difficult-to-recycle items

First, we quickly want to give a shout-out to Carbondale, Colorado, for their plastic bag ban, which will take effect in May! Next, we came across an interesting article from the Mother Nature Network on recycling items you thought had … Continue reading

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We at Bag It have been posting information on toxic personal care products ever since we started our blog over a year ago.  Especially distressing are the ingredients in baby products.  We are so thankful for The Campaign for Safe … Continue reading

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OCCUPY THE ENVIRONMENT! (reposted from the Huffington Post) by Lisa Kaas Boyle

I am writing to call for the Occupy Wall Street Movement to expand from the streets and into our precious natural environment. Yes, we should all be angry that our economy was destroyed by the games played on Wall Street, … Continue reading

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