Several months ago, ChicoBag contacted us about having a selection of their bags on Bulletin Bag [.com]. It’s taken some time, but we are super-excited to finally announce our new partnership and show you our custom ChicoBag offerings! Continue reading
Bulletin Bag [.com] is SO excited to announce that Bagamajig is here and ready to ship! The brainchild of our founder, Suzette Bergeron, the Bagamajig carabiner keychain is the handiest reusable bag organizer there is!
For over 10 years (she was an early adopter of the reusable movement, after all!), Suzette tried tons of different ways to organize, store, and use her reusable bags. She ended up making her own, and after a year of testing and refining—Poof—Bagamajig was born!
We recently sat down with our long-time client at the City of Ventura to talk about reusable bag campaigns and learn more about the overwhelming success of theirs. The City has integrated reusable bags into its environmental sustainability programs and has given out more than 6,000 PET Folding Carry All bags in less than three years! How? Read our interview!
We get a lot of inquiries about recycled shopping bags, so we’re highlighting two of our popular bags that are made with recycled materials. Both are made from PET.
PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate. It’s a plastic resin and the most common type of polyester. You can find PET in many things, including food and drink containers. The great thing about PET is that it can be recycled and used again in new products…like reusable shopping bags! Continue reading
Could you? Think about it. Aside from the plastic bags, disposable water bottles, and Ziploc bags, have you stopped to think about how much of our world involves plastics?
Taina Uitto did. She thought about all the plastic she had consumed, and that much of it likely will remain on the planet years after she was gone.
The paper-versus-plastic debate is an international issue. San Francisco was the first city in the country to ban plastic bags, and London may soon follow suit. Ireland charges a fee to use plastic bags, as does Denmark and Switzerland. A growing number of municipalities, like Boston, Los Angeles and Phoenix are considering bans or fees to reduce plastic bag consumption.
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Have you heard of Activist Abby? If not, take note. Abby Goldberg is an amazing activist (and she’s just 13 years old). She learned about how plastic bags have caused damage to our environment. Instead of leaving school and never thinking about it again, she started a two-year-long school project (to be completed by 8th grade graduation) to make a video convincing her hometown to ban plastic shopping bags.
Seven months into her efforts to encourage reusable shopping bags in her town, she discovered that the oil and chemical industries were ahead of the game. They joined forces with lobbyists and politicians to draft a bill to make it illegal for towns across Illinois to create plastic bag bans. The bill was thinly veiled as a green environmental bill with requirements for low-volume plastic bag recycling and positioned it as a model bill for all states. It passed in a late-night session without fanfare or press, which made her realize all of her work could be for nothing.
The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition was recently released, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. The guide profiles—yep, you guessed it—322 schools that demonstrate a notable commitment to sustainability. It lists vital stats on eco-friendliness and covers everything from solar panel use and green majors to fair-trade fashion and green options for getting around campus.
In 2011, Green Rating scores were tallied for 768 colleges and universities. Of those, only 18 schools attained top scores of 99. Bulletin Bag [.com], based in Maine, is proud to say that the University of Maine is among this elite group of 18.
The film follows Telluride (Colorado) resident Jeb Berrier’s personal quest to learn more about the effects plastic consumption has on the environment and our health. It is an eye-opening glimpse into the usage of plastic and a wake-up call for how reckless its consumption is.
The ultimate question the movie raises: How does the brief usage of a disposable product that lasts forever make sense?
Now that you’re dedicated to using cool printed reusable grocery bags, what will you do with your surplus of plastics that have accumulated around your house? Here are two nifty ideas that made news this week.
1. Make gasoline! A Japanese inventor has created a machine suitable for home use that can turn plastic waste into fuel. Akinori Ito’s machine heats up household plastics, traps the vapors in a system of pipes and water chambers that cools and condenses them back into crude oil. The crude is suitable for use in generators and some types of stoves and can be further refined into gasoline.