Tagged With Plastic Bags

England's plastic shopping bag charge will double to 10p, and small retailers are no longer exempt

America's biggest retailers are holding a design competition to kill the plastic bag once and for all — and winners can receive up to $100,000 for their solutions

Hundreds of thousands of people are petitioning Target to drop plastic bags from its stores

Scientists found 414 million pieces of trash on these tiny islands in the Indian Ocean — more proof that the plastic problem is out of control

Bags labelled as 'biodegradable' can actually survive for 3 years after being thrown out

Scientists have a new way to estimate how often ocean animals get tangled in plastic — and it could explain why so many whales are washing up dead

In some countries, people face jail time for using plastic bags. Here are all the places that have banned plastic bags and straws so far.

A molecular biologist warns chemicals in plastic can seep into food and lead to major health effects like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes

22 inventions that could help us cut back on plastic and reduce garbage in the sea

Kroger is making an unprecedented move to kill plastic bags

Coles MD John Durkan just put an August 29 deadline on free bags for shoppers

Coles has given up on charging for reuseable plastic bags

People are blowing up about Coles' decision to give away plastic toys at the cashier

Psychology helps explain the anger over Australian supermarkets cutting out plastic bags

Woolworths is handing out free plastic bags again

New South Wales is now the only Australian state without a ban on single-use plastic bags

The real reason supermarkets are getting rid of free plastic bags has nothing to do with the environment

Woolworths and Coles are putting an end to plastic bags in their supermarkets

A controversial ban could be the beginning of the end for plastic cups and plates

Here's how many times you have to use a tote bag for it to actually be environmentally friendly