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Los Angeles is Largest City in Nation to Ban Plastic Carry Bags

Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic carry bags.  The City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 16 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, meaning shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each. […]
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Responsible Consumption in Union Square, NYC

GrowNYC, The Interdependence Project, Bags for the People, and the Pratt Public Project Initiative have kicked off a greener greenmarket on Earth Day, placing forth sustainable environmental programs(composting, textile recycling, e-waste recycling) at all the greenmarkets throughout NYC as well as implementing the early phases of a plan to rid New Yorkers of plastic bags! Instrumental to this […]
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Become Inspired the Night of Earth Day

See the visually stunning and inspiring “Planet Earth” under the stars on the night of Earth Day. Rooftop Films and BBC America presenta free screening of the original uncut Sir David Attenborough-narrated version of “Planet Earth,” followed by the World Premiere of “The Making of Planet Earth.” Don’t miss the earth friendly fun and food trucks! […]
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Help Ban Plastic Bags in Cambrige, MA!

Some great people in Cambrige, MA, are working to ban plastic bags.  Help them out by bringing your own reusable bags of course, but also, by signing the petition below: City of Cambridge: Ban plastic bags
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Bisbee Sew-In!!!

 
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Resources and Tutorials Added!

We’ve added some RESOURCES about plastic bags and waste as well as some great TUTORIALS for making reusable bags! Check them out in the menu above
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Today, 12/16, is Day Without A Bag!

Heal the Bay, a non-profit working to protect Southern California’s oceans, beaches, and watersheds, has declared today, Friday, December 16th, as Day Without A Bag day!  So remember to bring your lovely tote(s) when you get your groceries!
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Totes Totes!

The New York Times explains what we’ve known for years, that reusable bags are the hotness! Seemingly democratic and certainly affordable (if not free), the tote might be the ideal carryall for these post-luxury recessionary times. Check out the article below: A Message on Every Arm by Miranda Purves
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Bisbee Passes Bag Ban/Fee Ordinance!!

Sarah Meggison and Camille Shannon of the Bags for the People Bisbee, AZ, chapter have helped pass a city wide ordinance to ban plastic bags!  The ordinance starts as a voluntary effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle and then transitions into a multi-phase plastic and paper bag fee system that helps fund the environmental initiative. […]
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BFTP @ the Fresh Kills Park Preview

BFTP @ Fresh Kills Park Preview, Staten Island, NY 10/2/11 from Bags for the People on Vimeo. Bags for the People attended the Fresh Kills Park preview for the second year in a row. Everyone was amazing and sewed some beautiful bags. Above is a little vid of some bag sewing and the park. Click […]
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