Saving our planet; one bag at a time

January 16, 2007

With students becoming more aware, we might still have a better world

Filed under: Environment — Kaajal @ 6:51 pm

Students tackling the plastic waste problem
There is still hope for the resource depleting and polluted world we live in as long as entities like the Acterra High Schools Group exist. Here’s a link to a refreshingly knowledgeable article about what the students are doing to battle the menace of plastic bags.

January 3, 2007

Paris plans to have a cleaner, greener 2007

Filed under: Environment — Kaajal @ 4:08 pm

 

Paris will ban plastic bags in 2007 

Paris will ban plastic throwaway bags this year.

Sturdy, light, convenient - and best of all free - plastic bags hardly seem to be in the same pollution league as earth-warming carbon dioxide emissions or toxic waste.

But experts say these disposable bags account for 8,000 tons of waste generated in Paris each year, at a cost of more than $2 million. And burning plastic bags to dispose of them poses a health hazard.

While many are thrilled, not everyone is happy. Some customers still want the plastic bags.

Environmentalists like World Wildlife’s Orru say that mentality will change.

After getting used to a life without disposable bags, Orru says, people might start thinking twice about other throw-away products, like plastic bottles, non-renewable batteries, or kleenex. He believes life in Paris, and elsewhere, can be lived well using less.

The full story is here.

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