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June 8, 2012

Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

New York -- Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

The ban was passed by the city council in a surprise move that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denounced as “ludicrous,” The Globe and Mail reported.

The vote bans plastic bags, including biodegradable ones, from Toronto vendors starting in 2013. But the mayor predicted the ban will face a legal challenge.

May 29, 2012

The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

New York -- The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

The council voted to phase out plastic bags during the next 16 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, meaning shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each.

May 11, 2012

Publix has achieved the eco milestone of saving more than 2 billion grocery bags since mid 2007.

Lakeland, Fla. — Publix has achieved the eco milestone of saving more than 2 billion grocery bags since mid 2007. The company said it achieved this goal by training front service clerks and cashiers to increase the number of items per bag, implementing bag reduction goals for each store, holding communication campaigns to encourage the use of reusable bags and donating reusable bags to non-profits and partner organizations throughout the Southeast.

April 16, 2012

Target Corp. will celebrate Earth Day by distributing 1.5 million reusable bags in all of its stores on April 22.

Minneapolis -- Target Corp. will celebrate Earth Day by distributing 1.5 million reusable bags in all of its stores on April 22.

In addition, Target will offer guests simple, sustainable solutions and more than $50 in savings on sustainable products throughout April in our stores and via a limited-time website. The retailer also will partner with Recyclebank, an organization that promotes sustainable decisions by allowing individuals to earn rewards for actions like recycling and reducing water use.

September 7, 2010

California lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have been the first statewide ban on...

July 12, 2010

Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced Tuesday that it is encouraging shoppers to use...

November 15, 2009

Safeway and CVS Caremark Corp. are partnering with Washington, D.C., to provide reusable bags to...

October 18, 2009

Target announced Monday that it plans to give customers a 5-cent discount for every reusable...

October 14, 2009

CVS Caremark Corp. is launching a program for customers who reuse shopping bags, saying card...

January 18, 2009

H.E. Butt Grocery Co. is backing a new piece of legislation in Texas that would...

December 1, 2008

Canadian supermarket operators and city officials reportedly agreed on Tuesday to a plan introducing legislation...

September 24, 2008

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to slash its global plastic shopping-bag waste by 33% over the...

July 6, 2008

Jewel-Osco announced that it has surpassed the sale of 1 million green reusable shopping bags....

May 31, 2008

The California State Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill would make California the first...

May 31, 2008

Tough times to be in business. Any business. ...

May 13, 2008

Grocery stores in Manitoba, Canada are ordering millions fewer plastic grocery bags as more consumers...

April 28, 2008

Stater Bros. unveiled on Earth Day last week the company’s new environmentally friendly grocery bag....

April 21, 2008

Food Lion will begin selling reusable shopping bags in all of its stores beginning on...

April 9, 2008

IKEA said it would no longer offer plastic bags or paper bags in its U.S....

April 8, 2008

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market said it...

March 25, 2008

Whole Foods is partnering with New York City's official tourism and marketing arm, NYC &...

March 16, 2008

Nordstrom Inc. said Friday it will start offering recyclable shopping bags and gift boxes as...

January 31, 2008

Whole Foods Market has stopped offering plastic grocery bags to customers at its two stores...

January 23, 2008

Beaumont, Texas, H-E-B...

January 21, 2008

Austin, Texas, Whole...