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Iowa is turning plastic bags into park benches

Iowa is turning plastic bags into park benches

| July 15, 2014

You’ve heard of from rags to riches, but what about from bags to benches? Plastic bags are a notorious bane of the environmental landscape, but they’re receiving exciting new life thanks to an innovative program in Iowa. Iowa isn’t typically considered a standout national leader when it comes to recycling. Iowans recycle 1.2 million tons […]

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Vermont grocery stores might start charging for plastic bags

Vermont grocery stores might start charging for plastic bags

| March 4, 2014

Vermont is known as the “Green Mountain State,” but a bill currently under consideration would turn Vermont into the “Very Green Mountain State.” Vermont’s legislature is currently mulling over a ten-cent fee for disposable grocery bags. The fee would be charged on a per-bag basis at checkout and would apply to paper, plastic, and any […]

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California plastic bag ban floated, then sinks

California plastic bag ban floated, then sinks

| June 6, 2013

California loves its plastic! From credit cards to Playboy Bunnies, California can’t get enough of the stuff, as the recent battle in the Senate shows. Don’t worry, plastic-lovers, the Senate won’t stand between you and an ever-increasing mountain of plastic grocery bags festering in your cupboard and breeding like Tribbles. The latest attempt at a plastic […]

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