Archive for October, 2008

British villages show the way

Our “use and throw away” culture needs to change for real change to happen. What’s heartening is the kind of effort people are making.

Hopefully, plastic bags will soon be a thing of the past in a pair of Saddleworth villages.

Greenfield and Grasscroft Residents’ Association (GGRA) has persuaded local shopkeepers to ban free plastic carrier bags [...]

Americans are thinking greener

I just read about a national survey commissioned by a leading American retail chain Plow & Hearth where they found that half of Americans plan to purchase an environmentally friendly gift this holiday season.
Even more heartening, 66% of them are willing to spend between 10 and 25% more on green gifts.
Women (55%) are more apt [...]

Promotional bags easily score over all other promotional devices

To start with Barrack Obama earns a lot of subliminal brownie points every time somebody sees his candidature being promoted on an eco-friendly reusable promotional bag. The message is: This candidate values the environment and is promoting himself tastefully.

Whether you’re promoting a Presidential candidate or a product or a service, you can’t find a more [...]

Plastic bags continue to threaten marine life

Despite rapidly growing awareness of the harm they do, plastic bags continue to wreak havoc on marine life as you will see in the following article by David Derbyshire from The Daily Mail in the UK.

From the number of large chains (Examples: Wal Mart, Ikea, Tescos) switching to ecologically friendlier options, one would have hoped [...]

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