Plastic Bags

Stop Being a Bag Lady (or Bag Guy)

David Suzuki | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Canadians use between nine and 15 billion plastic bags a year, enough to circle the Earth more than 55 times, according to Greener Footprints. (U.S. citizens use about 100 billion a year!) Few plastic bags are recycled. Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary. Many of us older folks remember a time, only a few decades ago, when we didn't have them. Sure, they're convenient, but is that an excuse to damage the environment and the life it supports?

Tips For Breaking Your Bag Habit

Lisa Borden | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

The bags have been banned. Rather than wasting your time getting your plastic bags in a knot, just look at it as the catalyst you need to bring about much needed change. And, keep this in mind: having a huge collection of $1 reusable bags is worse than hoarding plastic bags. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your reusable bags, while consuming the least.

There's Nothing "Extremist" About Banning Plastic Bags

Mariah Griffin-Angus | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Business
Mariah Griffin-Angus

Recently, Toronto City Council did something that Mayor Rob Ford deemed "ludicrous and dangerous": They banned plastic bags. Yet, while commentators such as the Globe and Mail's Margaret Wente decried the ban as the "new puritan cause," African countries have been out front on this issue for years.

Will A Bag Ban Carry The Day In Vancouver?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - A municipal councillor in Vancouver says the city is talking to the provincial government about banning plastic bags.Coun. Andrea Reimer m...

Readers Respond To Toronto's Plastic Bag Ban

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto became the first major city in Canada to ban plastic bags on Wednesday. The move came as a surprise because council was debating killing a 5-c...