Posts Tagged ‘re-usable shopping bags’

Portlandia: Shopping Bags

July 6, 2014

Portlandia: Shopping Bags

The people of Portland, Oregon think it’s important to shop with reusable grocery bags. Really important.


Grocery Bags Carry Unintended Consequences

May 12, 2014

Grocery Bags Carry Unintended Consequences
People who bring their own reusable shopping bags to the grocery store to help the environment are more likely to buy organic items … and then buy ice cream and cookies, according to new research. Hey, those folks saved the environment, they deserve a treat, right?


“How Grocery Bags Manipulate Your Mind,” Carmen Nobel, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge


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Attack of the Plastic Bags!

June 2, 2011

Attack of the Plastic Bags!
Disposable plastic bags just sit there, clogging our landfills and oceans, but their manufacturers aren’t so passive. Three of them are suing a reusable bag maker for saying  … that plastic bags clog our landfills and oceans. They claim such talk has “irreparably harmed” their business.