States Lift Restrictions, Taxes on Single-Use Plastic Bags

As a result of the coronavirus, states and municipalities are lifting restrictions and even taxes on single-use plastic bags. Even major supermarket chains, like Safeway, have decided to dump allowing the use of reusable bags. This is an acknowledgement that reusable bags do, in fact, spread sickness. States Welcome Back Single-Use Plastic Bags to Avoid… Read More States Lift Restrictions, Taxes on Single-Use Plastic Bags

Britain’s Plastic Bag Fee Is Producing a Huge Spike in the Consumption of Thicker, ‘Reusable’ Plastic Bags

The law of unintended consequences rears its ugly head. Christian Britschgi | 12.2.2019 – Reason The results of plastic bag bans and restrictions are frequently disappointing, and occasionally counter-productive. Take the United Kingdom, where a country-wide bag fee is encouraging consumers to switch from single-use bags to thicker, reusable bags that use more plastic. Last… Read More Britain’s Plastic Bag Fee Is Producing a Huge Spike in the Consumption of Thicker, ‘Reusable’ Plastic Bags

The Implication and Symbolism of a House Made of Recycled Bottles

Popular Mechanics published an article yesterday highlighting a house built in Canada made of recycled plastic bottles. There is undoubtedly a housing shortage and building homes with less expensive materials is the way to hold down costs for both builders and buyers. But the reason why housing prices are increasing is largely due to government… Read More The Implication and Symbolism of a House Made of Recycled Bottles

Illinois Governor Proposes Bag Tax That Will Help Spread Illness

If you live in Illinois, the state’s Governor, J.B. Pritzker, has proposed a policy that will literally make you sick if you shop in the state’s grocery stores, and it has the full backing of environmentalists too. According to The Associated Press, members of Bring Your Bag Chicago not only like Pritzker’s idea of a… Read More Illinois Governor Proposes Bag Tax That Will Help Spread Illness

After Plastic Straws, Balloons Are Now Targeted By Environmentalists

Now that there is enough exposure to make plastic straws look bad and enough entities have made moves to ban them, environmentalists are readying to crank-up their next prudish campaign to ban another item that gives human beings pleasure: balloons. The Associated Press reports environmentalists are livid over the rubber material that falls back to… Read More After Plastic Straws, Balloons Are Now Targeted By Environmentalists