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