Tag Archives: Grocery Bags

ReCycling Bike Wheels to Make Music in the Garden

The beginning of March is a frustrating time. I am done with winter now, and want it to go away.  I have been trying to find indoor garden projects that allow me to dream and be creative while the cold weather hangs on.  Two weeks ago that meant heading over to Wilson High School to attend RootingDC and Read More →

Finding Microplastic Trash in the Chesapeake Bay

Litter is easy to see along the urban shores of the Chesapeake Bay. On any given day, things like food containers, disposable bottles and tangled fishing lines float along almost any stretch of the Anacostia, Potomac, Severn, and Patuxent Rivers. After storms, plastic bags cling to tree branches along streams in those watersheds like socks hung out to dry. There’s Read More →

Support for MoCo Bag Bill

Wouldn’t it be great if you could change the local environment for the better with just a five minute email or phone call? Here’s your chance! We are down to the wire here in Montgomery County, Maryland, hoping for the county council to do the right thing and pass a local bag bill. Now is Read More →

A Bill to Banish the Bags in Maryland

December was a very windy month. I spent a lot of mornings walking my dog through an empty park with my collar turned up against the cold, watching the tumbleweeds roll across the abandoned soccer fields. Only wait!… those weren’t tumbleweeds. They were plastic shopping bags! One particularly blustery morning I worked with my kids Read More →

Bag the Bags in MD, too, I hope!

  Maryland Delagate Al Carr (D-Dist 18) has once again introduced legislation that would impose a fee on shopping bags. The law would follow the introduction and implementation of a similar law in DC this year, and money raised would go to fund restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. A lot of environmental groups Read More →

DC Says: Skip the Bag to Save the River

As noted earlier in the year on this blog, Washington, DC is joining other cities all around the globe in an effort to reduce feral shopping bag pollution. As of January 1, DC businesses that sell food or alcohol must charge 5 cents for each disposable paper or plastic carryout bag distributed during a purchase. Read More →

A Bill to Bag the Bags

One morning last week I was taking my dog for a walk in the early hours and came upon my friend and fellow dog owner, Ed. Both of us stood exchanging morning greetings with hands full of trash. Ed had found an entire bundle of magazines, dumped in the park overnight. I had my usual Read More →