Industry Leaders Confirm Their Reusable Grocery Bags Are Safe:

San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA, November 18, 2010 – The Green Bag Company, Inc. (“Green Bag”) and The Earthwise Bag Company Inc. (“Earthwise”) today announced that their reusable grocery bags have consistently met all Consumer Product Safety Standards in accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Regular independent testing of the […]


California Bag Ban Moves to Senate Committee:

Bill AB 1998, a bill that seeks to ban plastic bags in California, has made it through the state Assembly and has moved on to the Senate Bills Committee. The bill aims to reduce the 19 million plastic bags used by Californians per year by urging shoppers to bring their own bag. AB 1998 is […]


City of Portland Delays Ban on Plastic Bags to Seek Statewide Solution:

The City of Portland is holding off on its single-use plastic bag ban to wait for a similar statewide proposal next year. Senator Mark Hass, a proponent of the bag ban, feels a ban throughout Oregon is the best answer, saying “My biggest issue is that this is a statewide solution, not a piecemeal crazy […]


Phoenix Looks at Tossing Plastic Grocery Bags:

According to City Councilman Greg Stanton, the city of Phoenix is considering ways to eliminate the use of disposable plastic grocery bags. He is hopeful that switching to reusable bags will be a smooth transition, saying “Almost everyone has included recycling principles into their daily lives. The same thing with the use of plastic bags, […]