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News regarding BFTP and the plastic bag / waste issue around the world.

You Just Need the Right In.Gredients

Much of what Bags for the People does is to give the public the tools necessary to effectively reduce their waste stream through the elimination of the need for plastic grocery bags and food packaging.  In.Gredients is the next step… In.Gredients is a grocery store out of Austin, TX, that has decided to ditch packaging […]
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Keep Up To Date with BFTP on Facebook & Twitter

Keep up to date with all the latest Bags for the People photos, news, and events through Twitter and Facebook! Bags for the People on Facebook Bagsforthepeeps @ Twitter
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Plastic Bag Industry Sues Chico Bags

You know Chico Bags must be doing something right when the plastic bag industry takes them to court: The lawsuit, filed by three leading plastic bag manufacturers, contends that ChicoBag (whose reusable bag, when compressed into its carrying pouch, looks like a slightly squished Hacky Sack) knowingly overstated figures like the size of the garbage […]
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California Becomes First State to Ban Styrofoam Containers

Restaurants in the state of California will no longer be able to offer patrons Styrofoam containers starting in 2016, state legislators voted Friday. The ban also applies to schools as well.  This is major progress as styrofoam pollutes our environment much in the same manner as plastic carry bags.  Read more from KTLA News below: […]
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Surfing for Change

Pro Surfer Kyle Thiermann and his organization, Surfing for Change, are tackling the problem of plastic ocean debris. With guests, Jack Johnson and Annie Leonard, you can see how to reduce your waste.
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Some Reusable Grocery Bags May Contain Lead?

An Empire State Consumer Project report found high levels of lead in reusable bags at East Coast grocery chain Wegmans, leading politicians, headed by Charles Schumer, to pressure the FDA and EPA to investigate further.  Read more at the New York Daily News: Reusable grocery bags, made in China, found to contain lead, fueling calls for […]
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Telluride Is the First Community in Colorado to Ban Plastic Bags

Hoping to pave the way for similar measures in resort towns and other municipalities in Colorado and even across the nation, Telluride became the first community in the state Tuesday to ban the distribution of plastic bags – now ubiquitous at checkout counters – after Town Council voted 5-2 to approve on second reading an […]
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Washed Ashore

Check out some amazing community clean-up, activism, awareness, and artwork with Washed Ashore.  The Washed Ashore project aims to awaken the senses of people around the world to the global tragedy of plastic pollution in the ocean. As an antidote to despair, we pick up plastics from Oregon beaches and make educational art! Community members […]
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Nominate Glenn Robinson as a Do Gooder!

I just did! You have 2 more days to second that nomination and really get them to take us seriously. This Glenn guy is not just some fly-by-night bag-hugging hottie! He’s the real deal. We’ll learn in a few days whether or not Glenn was nominated. In the meantime, show ‘em your Glenn love here! […]
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