Thursday, January 13, 2011

War on Plastic Bags from Coast To Coast

Check out this article what's happening across Canada with single use plastic bags. It's also an interesting look at a woman who started making her own produce bags.

The War On Bags From Coast to Coast

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Santa Loves the Bag Monster

Before Christmas, the Bag Monster/Lady ran into Santa Claus. He said he was very proud of the efforts Fort McMurrayites have made with reducing waste. He says he uses the biggest of reusable bags on his Christmas Eve voyage (his mega sac full of gifts!)
In the first 3 months of the bag ban, Fort McMurray has kept 6.3 million single-use bags from going into landfill.
When talking with a police officer the same day, she mentioned that in a 3-day weekend, our city created trash at the landfill the size of a football field, 8 feet deep. That's without the bags.