Kenya introduces world’s harshest law on plastic bags

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Kenya has been a major plastic bag exporter to the nearby region. But now the country is cracking down on the polluting bags with the toughest law of its kind in the world. Kenyans selling, producing, or just using plastic bags could face a $40,000 fine or imprisonment for four years. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Dissolvable bioplastic bags from Bali are safe enough to drink

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These bioplastic bags, made from cassava root, dissolve in water and break down into carbon dioxide and water without any toxic residue. Bali-based social enterprise Avani makes biodegradable, compostable and recyclable bags that are safe enough to drink.

Many products out there claim to be eco-friendly but are actually harmful to the environment. Biodegradable bags sound great, but can often leave toxic residues that makes them harmful to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

California officially becomes the first state to ban plastic bags

 

If you’re looking to make environmental lemonade out of the giant lemon that was this week’s presidential election, you can look toward California where citizens have voted in favor of a law that will ban plastic shopping bags throughout the state. The measure makes the state the first in the union to ban the bag.

According to Ballotpedia, the California Plastic Bag Veto Referendum (Proposition 67) was approved by voters on Nov. 8 approved by a narrow margin of 51.97% in… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Take a first look at Timberland’s new boots and bags made out of recycled plastic

 

Timberland just revealed a line of footwear and bags made out of recycled plastic bottles. The bottles are collected on the streets of Haiti and Honduras and turned into iconic accessories, providing jobs for 3,600 bottle collectors and employees in the developing world. Click on to get a first look at the line:

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