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Barrington bans plastic bags | Turn to 10

Barrington bans plastic bags | Turn to 10 | Shopping Bags | Scoop.it
Barrington has become the first Rhode Island town to ban plastic shopping bags. The Providence Journal reported that the Town Council approved the ban Monday night 4-1. The ordinance goes into effect Jan.
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Madison offers alternative to plastic bag ban

Madison offers alternative to plastic bag ban | Shopping Bags | Scoop.it
In lieu of tacking on a fee for plastic shopping bags or banning them altogether, the city of Madison, Wis., will start to offer curbside recycling for the landfill-clogging buggers.

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Seattle (finally) bans plastic shopping bags

Seattle (finally) bans plastic shopping bags | Shopping Bags | Scoop.it
After a groundbreaking measure to discourage consumers from using disposable plastic shopping bags was squashed by voters in 2009, Seattle is back in the bag-banning game in a big way.

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Does a ban on plastic grocery bags really help the environment?

Does a ban on plastic grocery bags really help the environment? | Shopping Bags | Scoop.it
In the latest debate in “The City Different,” officials in Santa Fe are discussing whether to ban plastic carry-out bags from places such as grocery and retail stores. A number of businesses in Santa Fe are pushing back, saying a ...
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Fighting plastic bags by making a re-usable shopping bag that is also a shopping list!

Fighting plastic bags by making a re-usable shopping bag that is also a shopping list! | Shopping Bags | Scoop.it
P&G's Tide and its Dubai agency, Leo Burnett, came up with a reusable shopping bag that doubles as a grocery list.
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