Manufacturers opposing California’s statewide plastic bag ban have raised more than four times as much money as ban supporters.
The San Diego City Council has voted to ban plastic bags at large grocery stores, pharmacies and other markets, making San Diego the 150th municipality in California to limit use of the items.
Ikea releases products made with recycled plastics, and Rhode Island adopts standardized public bin signage to boost recovery efforts.
A slice of paradise considers banning plastic bags and launching a deposit program, and a packaging publication explores the importance of standardized signage on recycling bins.
The beverage industry prepares to defend bottled water in Montreal, and an Ontario HDPE and PP reclaimer will open a facility in Alabama.
A group fighting California’s statewide ban on plastic bags is now pushing a second ballot measure that could cause confusion for voters and push grocers into bag-ban opposition.