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The battle over plastic bags in New York City isn’t over yet. City leaders have agreed to delay the imposition of a 5-cent charge for thin plastic bags from October of this year to February 2017. The New York Times … Read Full Post
A Connecticut bill sits in uncharted territory when it comes to regulating plastic bags: The legislation ensures they’re recyclable and include recycled content, but it does not ban them. As a result, the bag industry, which has fought tooth and … Read Full Post
Norwalk, Calif. — A California agency’s effort to reduce reliance on landfills includes a strategy promoting extended producer responsibility. That provision makes Sacramento lobbyist Bruce Magnani “nervous,” he said in remarks at the Western Plastics Association’s Nov. 10 dinner meeting … Read Full Post
Recycling interests are applauding a bill in Congress that would authorize a grant program to fund waste reduction, recycling and reuse efforts. The Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act (H.R. 3237) calls for creating a U.S. EPA grant program, which … Read Full Post
Three California environmental groups are suing Huntington Beach, claiming that the city unjustifiably repealed its ban on plastic bags. The Huntington Beach/Seal Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Costa Mesa-based Orange County Coastkeeper and Sacramento-based Californians Against Waste filed a … Read Full Post
DALLAS – City Council voted to repeal the city’s plastic bag ordinance last week over the objections of Councilman Dwaine Caraway and others. Starting Monday, retailers in the city will no longer be required to charge an environmental fee for … Read Full Post
Plastic bags brought Mike Posey into politics. And Monday night, Posey led the charge to bring plastic bags back to Huntington Beach. The City Council supported Posey’s ordinance repealing the ban on plastic bags (and the 10-cent mandatory charge for … Read Full Post
Plastic bag manufacturers stand to sell 9 billion additional plastic bags simply by gathering enough signatures for a ballot measure to repeal the state’s plastic bag ban, which is scheduled to take effect July 1. BY MARTIN WISCKOL Read Full Story … Read Full Post
Superficially, it would seem to make little sense for the plastic grocery bag industry to spend millions of dollars on a referendum to overturn the state’s new ban on their products. After all, dozens of cities have already imposed plastic … Read Full Post