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Council imposes five-cent fee on paper bags

The choice isn't paper or plastic any more—it's bring your own ... bags are in fact 40% heavier than plastic bags, making them in some ways more taxing on the strained municipal sanitation system. The ... read more

The Public Pulse: Strong public transit needed; don't ban Kerrey; best policy on plastic bags

The City of Omaha is considering a streetcar for public transportation ... costs and thus raise our already high grocery prices. Reusable bags are an option but most people forget to bring them to the ... read more

New York City adds 5-cent fee for paper bags after state bans plastic bags

New York City will impose a 5-cent fee for paper bags starting next March, part of an effort to reduce the city's solid waste. The nickle fee will accompany New York state's ban on plastic bags, and ... read more

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Plans to charge fee on plastic bags underway in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is moving ahead with efforts that would require residents pay a fee on paper and plastic bags after previous pushback from the state. Ward 2 City Council member Cam Gordon announced plans ... read more

Would Illinois residents support taxes on plastic bags to help the state coffers?

“I would be against plastic bag tax, because that is what I’m hearing from my constituents,” Bristow said. Sheila Voss and Mary Grose, members of Bring Your Own Glen-Ed ... Director of Public Affairs ... read more

Friends of the Library Book Sale starts Thursday

Bring your own recyclable bags from home or the library will have bags/boxes available for the public to use. In addition to books, the Ready to Serve Volunteer Program will be selling baked goods ... read more

Public Pulse: Shoppers would adjust to bag ban; Can't move car so often; Importance of Electoral College

In response to Kerry Hanson (“Best policy on plastic bag use,” April 15 Public Pulse): The best way to reduce the use ... Shoppers would adapt to having to bring their own bags or to pay a higher ... read more

Mountain Town News: Whistler takes stock of its fire threat

“And now it’s 2019 and the general public has become more aware of the environmental ... It’s either BYOB – bring your own bag – or a paper bag at 20 cents per bag at six stores in Jackson. Come ... read more

UGA's Bag the Bag to host second annual Athens Earth Day Festival

you bring your own bag, you do all of these things,’” Stocco said. Ben Hasty-Kirk, a Bag the Bag board member and junior public relations major at UGA, said they are hoping to achieve this goal by ... read more

Shoppers embrace bag ban, five-cent fee; counties still uncertain

"I want to get a pulse of what they're thinking ... "I think it's just going to encourage people to bring their own bags, because even if it's five cents, people are just not going to want to pay that ... read more

Library Limelight: Find creative inspiration at the library, no matter your medium

It’s our free annual event that allows local authors and the public to network and learn from one another. We also bring in great ... experts on how to hone your own writing skills. read more

Human responses to the threat of climate change and ecocide

We now need to press for these rule changes that would bring our destructive economy under control ... We had no plastic bags and walked to the shops with our own bags. We got 2d on returned glass ... read more

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