Human society thrives on progress, developing newer and more efficient methods to perform our necessary functions. New methods develop when there is an obvious problem with an old method. People used to carry their groceries home from the supermarket in disposable plastic bags - this was the old way. Now people are taking up re-usable shopping bags as the new method for carrying groceries. Here is a five-point summary of why disposable plastic bags are a problem, and re-usable shopping Read More
Major cities across the United States, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, are enacting bans against disposable plastic shopping bags. Retailers that disobey the ordinance against plastic bags run the risk of serious fines. Customers around the world should bring their own re-usable shopping bags with them when buying products from retailers, as it’s a great way to care for the environment. Here are a few reasons why. Plastic bags take over one thousand years to naturally disintegrate. Over that Read More
Disposable plastic shopping bags are terrible for the environment, because they usually find their way into bodies of water and choke marine life. As well as this, plastic takes several thousand years to break down. Re-usable shopping bags are a great way for people to do their bit for the environment by keeping plastics out of waterways. As your collection of re-usable shopping bags grows, it’s a good idea to group them by size. Pick up a couple of baskets Read More
The time has come for retail outlets to abandon the disposable plastic shopping bag. Not only do plastic shopping bags end up all over the streets of towns and cities, they end up in lakes, rivers, and the ocean, where they choke marine life and birds. Whatever the convenience offered by plastic shopping bags, their destructive impact is just too much. Re-usable shopping bags are now available from most retailers for a small fee, normally around $1 per bag. Buying Read More
Los Angeles City is enacting a ban on all disposable plastic shopping bags for the retail sector. On 25 June 2013, City Council passed a vote approving the bill for a two-stage application. The bill applies to large retail stores from the first of January next year. For smaller retailers, the ban applies from June 2014. After applying the ban, shoppers will have to bring their own shopping bag or buy a paper shopping bag for ten cents. Quarterly reports Read More
Australia is a land girt by sea, and it’s Australia’s job to make sure that our surrounding bodies of water are kept in the best shape possible. From east coast to west coast and everywhere in-between, Australia is teeming with beautiful wildlife. Protecting our wildlife is easy; just follow these ten simple tips. Avoid using white coloured lights on beaches at night during Sea Turle hatching period. White lights confuse them on their journey to the water, so use a Read More
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