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Our gift bags are versatile and strong
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2018
Our gift bags are versatile and strong All our gift bags have been designed to fulfil a particular purpose but some have been conjured to satisfy customers in a variety of ways. Putting many small or large items together in the right sized gift ba

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Gift bags the express love better
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2018
Gift bags the express love better We produce a wide range of gift bags literally for any special occasion or event including those that energize people in showing love for one another. If you are thinking of celebrating Valentine’s Day in

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Gift bags strengthen love between people
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2018
Many people have tried to define what love is and just as many will continue to do so with the passage of time. Some have found it difficult to define and they create a memorable occasion for expressing it and hence Valentine’s Day – th

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Love and Gift Bags Are Inseparable
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2018
  The giving of gifts signify the presence of love and wherever they occur simultaneously, viewers know and notice the flow of love that has laid dormant during the interim time previous to the exchange. It is a display of giving from one party

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Personalised Gift bags designed to perfection
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2017
Visit our website for information on our gift bags! At Shopping Bags Direct.com our site is always open to visitors and you will find all the details you need to know about who we are, what we do and what products we offer to our customers. We have

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The common issues that arise with gift bags
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2017
The common issues that arise with gift bags The problem that people usually experience is not in acquiring the present itself but in finding the right type of wrapping and container or gift bag for their gifts. Some may not even know that Shopping B

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Eco-friendly Gift bags
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2017
Our eco-friendly gift bags Our gift bags have been designed with environmental cleanliness in mind. In addition to being strong and durable, our gift bags are made of materials that make it possible for you to reuse them in other ways thus adding ve

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Ours is the experience and expertise with gift bags
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2017
Our Gift Bags for that Special Occasion At Shopping Bags Direct, we know that birthdays are very important to families and not a day goes past without someone somewhere in the world celebrating this joyous and jovial event. The excitement for the oc

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Customise your bag and put your brand to work
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2017
Who knows about your business? Well, you do. But you also know that you need your brand name and image out about town, on city streets, in offices and school staffrooms, in workplaces and on the school-run. What better way to advertise your busine

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Make your gift look as good outside as it does inside
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2016
Giving a beautiful gift is not only about what’s inside but how the gift looks on the outside too.  If you intend to buy your loved one an expensive gift like jewellery, you don’t want to ruin it with badly wrapped or unappealing pac

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Gift bags – Time saving tips! How to still look like you’ve made a real effort with your presents!
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2016
In today’s busy world of work, kids and home life, it’s growing increasingly hard to find the time to do anything else!  We look for any and everyway we can to save time with all the jobs we have to do, so we can spend more time doin

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Our Exquisite Gift Bags and the Environment
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2016
Our Exquisite Gift Bags and the Environment At Shopping Bags Direct, the needs and aspirations of our customers are our priority but we also consider the impact of our products on the welfare of the planet that we live on. We are very conscious of

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Small Gift Bags and Large Gift Bags
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2016
Small Gift Bags and Large Gift Bags Introducing Truly Superb Gift Bags WELCOME to Shopping Bag Direct.com!  Providing products that offer the ideal solutions for everyday living is a special task that deserves to be done well and this applies

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Kids Party Gift Bags
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2016
Kids Party Gift Bags Colourful Kids Party Gift Bags Kids are fun lovers and nothing excites them more than to have a party for whatever reason or pretext they can invent for having a get together event. But just imagine that as parents you have d

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Perfectly Matching Bridesmaid Gift Bags
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2016
Perfectly Matching Bridesmaid Gift Bags A wedding cannot be a special event if bridesmaids are not present. This is the accepted tradition and to dispense with bridesmaid can ruin what could have been a very formal and memorable event. But why not g

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Dazzling Hen Party Gift Bags
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2016
Dazzling Hen Party Gift Bags Men will have their pub crawls just for the heck of it or for some reason but women, being more refined and conservative of manner choose other more sedate and enjoyable pastimes. The hen party is one such pastime that w

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The Perfect Personalised Wedding gift bags
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2016
The Perfect Personalised Wedding gift bags For people who are getting married the time leading up to the most important time in their lives is usually full of anticipation and a host of preparatory activities. On the other as their loyal and special

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Gift Bags, Personalised Gift Bags
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2016
The Colours our Gift Bags are Just Great The tailor made shape, size and utility of our gift bags is augmented by their attractive colours. The colours are fantastic and to really appreciate them, you need to see and inspect our whole range of immac

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Gorgeous Paper Gift Bags
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2015
Gorgeous Paper Gift BagsWe supply an impressive variety of gift bags that can suit practically any occasion.Our gift bags display plenty of colour, style, size and elegance that will satisfy the whim of any customer. One of our favourite gift ba

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A Colossal Range of Printed Gift Bags
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2015
A Colossal Range of Printed Gift BagsIt is very simple for you to own a custom printed bag of your choice. All you need to do is provide us with essential information about the type of printed image you want us to create and work will start immediate

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The Magic of Small Gift bags
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2015
The Magic of Small Gift bagsThe phrase ‘small is beautiful’ fits in well with the size and beauty of our small gift bags. They are something to behold similar to looking at a small hummingbird hovering to collect nectar or gazing at the flicker of t

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Extremely Enticing Personalised Gift Bags
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2015
Extremely Enticing Personalised Gift Bags Everyone harbours different tastes but the goal that they all have in common is to obtain the best for the very best for your business, friends, colleagues or family members. That goes for gift bags as well a

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Personalised Gift Bags the Best Advertising Tool
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2015
Personalised Gift Bags the Best Advertising ToolOur unique style of personalizing gift bags is a trade cultured and nurtured over many years of hard work. Our professionals have developed unique styles of custom printing or personalized overprinting

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Ideal Large Gift Bags for the Family
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2015
Ideal Large Gift Bags for the Family Our Large gift bags are ideal for special occasions held for special people dear to you. We offer a whole range of luxury gloss and laminated paper bags in different arrays of colours, styles, shapes, and sizes.

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Will People Still Need Bags With Online Shopping?
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2013
On the face of it, no. If goods are delivered direct to the customer’s door or to an online distribution point, whether this is a participating store such as Argos or a dedicated collection point in city centres, they will come wrapped and packed but

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The Bag Charge Is Coming – How Will You Respond?
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2013
The world of retail packaging is changing. The Coalition Government has just announced that it intends to introduce a 5p levy on most single-use shopping bags in England from 2015. Shopping habits will change. The type of carrier bags offered to

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Christmas Bags – Not Too Late
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2013
Everything in place for the Christmas rush? It’s bad enough having to think about Christmas in September as a hard-pressed Mum or Dad, Aunty or Grandma. Surely, you think, the shops won’t have tinsel up yet. Some will, of course, but most hold off a

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Kraft Paper Plain Bags – fit for purpose
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2013
Whether it is about buying a grocery or presenting a gift in a nice wrapping, you will find stylish Kraft paper bags handy for every occasion. With the revised trends in shopping and gifting bags the era of plastic and synthetic bags is long gone.

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Kraft Paper Plain Bags – follow the trend
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2013
The rising trend of kraft paper bags You might have realised in the last few years that every third person now walking next to you on a street carries stylish cotton, jute or trendy kraft paper bags. Some of these bags are derived as promotional

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Promote your brand with coloured hand bags
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2013
When it comes to planning a marketing strategy then it is necessary to look for right advertising instrument and deploy it at right time. However, there are a few small but powerful marketing tools that do not require any time plan for disseminat

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3 most powerful marketing instruments of 2013
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2013
Significance of take away bags Most of the companies these days try to utilize such marketing instruments that offer them easy advertising as well as benefit their customers. This is one of the reasons that concept of take away bags is prevailing

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Eco friendly jute carrier bags getting popular as effective marketing tool
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2013
For years we have been using several different marketing strategies to grab the attention of customers. Some business prefers traditional marketing whereas other uses the combination of modern and conventional advertising. Honestly, all these dif

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Impress everyone with your luxury paper gift bags
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2013
The designing ideas for paper carrier bags has been diversified to greater extent where you will find innumerable colour options, styles and patterns. If you are running your business then it is apparent that you are aware of all types of marketin

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6 things to consider when you order overprint or screen printed bags
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2013
Today the fashion is constantly changing not just in wardrobes but also in accessories like bags, belts, shoes and scarves etc. Since we are talking about the bags let’s take a look to latest styles and trends in printed bags that are getting pop

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Tips on selecting natural cotton bags as promotional giveaways!
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2013
Add some flamboyance in your business promotion gifting ideas by considering canvas and cotton bag giveaways. Today advertising is an essential requirement for effective business promotion but if you have a limited budget then you need to plan it

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Bespoke gift bags are available here!
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2013
Add some flamboyance in your business promotion gifting ideas by considering canvas and cotton bag giveaways. Today advertising is an essential requirement for effective business promotion but if you have a limited budget then you need to plan it sm

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Party gift bags – best promotional giveaways!
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2013
Using gift bags as promotional element are perfect for every occasion and for every types of client. There are several business owners that using different personalized goodies bags to promote as their advertising strategy, if you can purchase these

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Promote your brand through personalized gift bags!
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2013
Have you ever given a thought that using a canvas or jute bag can become such impactful business promotion giveaways? No, then you should consider this business promotion idea that is slightly old in the market but still consider one of the impactful

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Gift bags – excellent business promotion idea!
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2013
There are several different promotional ideas existing in the market but when it comes to making a difference then you need to smartly choose the best. Today you have seen and experience the trend of paper shopping bags and canvas bags. Most of the

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Natural Cotton bags Better for our Planet
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2013
Cotton is the ideal material to be used   for making promotional bags. Not only these natural cotton bags are decomposable, biodegradable as well as eco-friendly, but it is also highly long lasting and offers a great look. Given below are three r

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Put a smile on your customers face with a Personalised Gift bags
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2013
When sending corporate gifts to your clients one of the best ways to promote your business is with a personalised gift bag.  With Christmas not too far in the distance, now is the right time to start considering purchasing printed gift bags that

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Two Ways to Fix Up Your Canvas Shopping Bags
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2013
Canvas bags are gaining in popularity thanks to their perceived eco-friendly nature and unique aesthetic appeal. This makes them ideal candidates for reusable shopping bags for a variety of purposes, from pretty comfortable tote bags to monster b

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Canvas Paper or Plastic What Works for Your Shopping Bag
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2013
There are three primary materials to work with when it comes to shopping bags: canvas, paper and plastic. Each material has its own ups and downs, so let's make a quick comparison and see which material will best suit your needs: Plastic M

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How Big Should Your Shopping Bag Be?
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2013
Some people have problems finding the right reusable shopping bags for their needs. You could end up with one that's too small where very little fits in. On the other hand, you could end up with one that's so big everything bounces around in there

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Two Quick Tips to Help You Remember to Bring Your Shopping Bag With You
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2013
A reusable shopping bag is an eco-friendly fashion statement that can help you save money and resources in the long run - assuming you remember to actually use your shopping bags in the first place. It is very easy to leave behind the aforementio

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Two Simple Tips for Fighting Mould and Mildew on Your Reusable Shopping Bags
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2013
A reusable shopping bag is not only a fashionable accessory but an eco-friendly statement that helps you save money in the long run. This is only possible, however, if you actually take care of your shopping bags in the first place. So without

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Truly Eco Friendly: Reusable Not Disposable Paper Bags
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2013
The resources of our world are not infinite, especially since our population is exploding in levels never before seen in human history. We all have to do our part to reduce, reuse and recycle whatever materials we have. We have seen a lot of

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Three Top Reasons to Pack Your Own Shopping Bags
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2013
Reusable shopping bags are becoming increasingly popular – and for good reason to. Here are three of the most important ones: Reducing resource consumption The resources of our planet are limited, no matter how hard we try to convince

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Shopping Bags Direct Promoting People To "Go Green" This Summer
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2013
Everybody knows that plastic bags are tremendously affecting our atmosphere. And it is our duty to save our environment. That's why Shopping Bags Direct presenting a wide range of paper bags this summer. If you're a retail business person and will

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A man in America has used art to brighten up his children's paper lunch bags.
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2013
A man in America has used art to brighten up his children Everyone likes to brighten the everyday monotony with some colour or something a little bit different and it seems that paper bags are one way to do this. At least that's what dad Derek Benson, from the USA, has subscribed to by adding an artist

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A paper bag artist is set to return to where it all started.
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2013
Islanders given chance to design personalised shopping bags Anyone who has used paper bags before, for whatever reason, will be well aware that they don't have to be just practical, they can be attractive and even fun. If you find this hard to believe, you need only take a look at the story of Leeds-base

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The use of paper bags could soon be on the rise in California.
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2013
Sioux Cit volunteers celebrate Charity Gift Bag Day The use of paper bags could soon be on the rise in California, after an assemblyman announced that he was in favour of a ban on plastic carriers. In his first act of legislation in the role, Marc Levine will look to put in place a law against the us

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Hawaii's plastic bag ban has been confirmed.
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2013
Hawaii The promotion of reusable paper bags has begun in Hawaii, following the introduction of a ban on plastic carriers. According to the County of Hawaii's Department of Environmental Management, the new law banning plastic bags came into effect on T

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The town of Woodside looks set to extend its plastic bag ban.
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2013
San Mateo votes to ban single-use plastic bags The US town of Woodside's paper bags era could be set to continue with the county council predicted to extend its ban on the use of plastic carriers. Currently, there is only a law in place to ban single use of plastics at check-out counters suc

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A plastic bag tax has been approved in Northern Ireland.
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2013
A plastic bag tax has been approved in Northern Ireland Shoppers in Northern Ireland may soon wish to consider taking reusable paper bags out and about with them on the high street, after a 'plastic bag tax' was approved. New regulations will see a five pence charge put on every plastic carrier s

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Glendale looks set to encourage the use of paper bags among its shoppers.
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2013
Oregon evironmentalists advocate reusable bags Glendale is set to become the latest US city to encourage the use of paper bags among shoppers. The Californian city could soon put a law in motion that would ban the use of plastic bags at checkouts, as well as applying a small charge to each paper

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The paper bag industry is on the grow, according to manufacturers in India.
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2013
Consumers support UK plastic bag charges Paper bags could soon be on the rise in various parts of the world, with various countries banning or restricting the use of their plastic equivalent. One such area is the Haryana district of India, where the government has put in place a blanket ba

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A bid to ban plastic bags is to be put forward in San Clemente, USA.
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2013
Islanders given chance to design personalised shopping bags The Coastal Advisory Committee in San Clemente, USA, is soon to request that plastic bags be banned in the town. According to the OC Register, the CAC are keen for retailers to stop issuing plastic bags because of the damage that they are having on

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Shoppers in Austin will soon need to reuse their paper bags to carry their goods.
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2013
Capitola council approves plastic bag ban Shoppers in Austin, Texas will soon need to reuse their paper bags to carry their goods, as the age of plastic prepares to come to an end. A motion has already been passed which will see the use of plastic bags outlawed and now local officials have

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The use of paper bags could soon grow across the UK following a parliament motion.
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2013
The use of paper bags could soon grow across the UK following a parliament motion The use of paper bags could soon grow across the UK after a motion was tabled in parliament for the government to support a charge on plastic carriers. In an early day motion, the Labour MP Sir Alan Meale called on the government to support a recent

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Paper carrier bags could soon be on the rise in Langport.
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2013
Sioux Cit volunteers celebrate Charity Gift Bag Day Paper carrier bags could soon be on the rise in Langport after a campaign group called for an end to the use of plastic carriers. Transition Langport believes that the town should be made into a 'plastic bag free zone' for the benefit of the

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The age of the paper bag has begun in Barrington, Rhode Island.
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2013
Consumers support UK plastic bag charges The age of the paper bag has begun in Barrington, Rhode Island after a ban was put in place on the use of their plastic counterparts. Officials have claimed that using paper bags will reduce the amount of plastic sent to landfill and will encourage

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A poll in Cheltenham has shown that most people are in favour of using paper bags when shopping.
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2013
A poll in Cheltenham has shown that most people are in favour of using paper bags when shopping A poll of more than 2,000 people in the spa town of Cheltenham has shown that the majority are in favour of using paper bags rather than their plastic counterparts. Carried out by Thisisgloucestershire.co.uk, the poll shows that, while the issue is

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Plastic bags have now been banned in Laguna Beach, California.
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2013
Plastic bags have now been banned in Laguna Beach, California Following a ruling in Laguna Beach, plastic bags have now been banned, making it the first city to do so in California. Paper bags are allowed but their plastic equivalent will now be largely removed from all retail stores except for eating premises

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Paper bags are to discourage Delhi drivers from drinking before getting behind the wheel.
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2013
Paper bags to discourage Delhi drink drivers (JIunlimited) Drivers in Delhi are being discouraged from drink driving thanks to an ingenious new project involving paper bags. Some 574 drunk drivers were caught and prosecuted on December 31st, however this technique was deemed not to be effective enough, forc

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Chico City Council has reopened its pledge to ban plastic bags.
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines Chico City Council in California is considering its options after a vote in September signalled progress in the pledge to restrict plastic bag usage. From January 1st, Senate Bill 1219 will come into effect, repealing a law prohibiting local jurisdi

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Corvallis city in Oregon welcomes a plastic bag ban on January 1st.
Publish Date: 28-Dec-2012
Environmental campaigners are calling for plastic bag restrictions Corvallis city in Oregon will be welcoming a plastic bag ban on January 1st, when months of hard work finally comes together. A city ordinance takes effect next week, banning single-use plastic bags and requiring shoppers to pay a five cent charge o

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The Emerald Lake elves delivered gift bags to rehab residents.
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2012
New Jersey elves bring gifts to rehab residents A kind group of friends from Union County, New Jersey have delivered gift bags filled with presents to the residents of a nearby rehab centre to ensure they have an equally enjoyable festive period. Known as the Emerald Lake elves, they include loca

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Children in Brownsville, Texas are being given paper gift bags for Christmas.
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2012
Children receive paper gift bags Children in Brownsville, Texas are being given an extra special surprise this Christmas thanks to a charitable group. The Children and Adult Relief Effort organisation in the city has been hard at work filling paper gift bags with toys and treats fo

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Cupertino city is preparing to discuss a plastic bag ban.
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines Cupertino in California is preparing to put an end to its single-use plastic bags. The city is preparing to talk about banning the bag and will be holding two public meetings to inform residents more about the proposals, Mercury News reports. On Ja

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Capitola City Council has approved a plastic bag ban.
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2012
Capitola council approves plastic bag ban Capitola City Council, in California, has unanimously approved a ban on plastic bags. It has also chosen to introduce a 25 cent fee on paper bags, in order to cut back on waste while also supporting local businesses. Santa Cruz Sentinel reports tha

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A Bible group from South Carolina is spreading Christmas cheer with gift bags.
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2012
Bible group gives back to prisoners A Bible group from Charleston, South Carolina is spreading Christmas cheer to those incarcerated over the holidays with the help of gift bags. The Jailbirds, who are a group of women from Bible Center Church, have spent the last two years visiting f

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Tennessee volunteers are filling gift bags for homeless veterans.
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2012
Tennessee packs gift bags for homeless veterans Volunteers have been filling gift bags for hundreds of homeless veterans in Bristol, Tennessee. A truck arrived on December 17th at the National Guard Armory in the city and was packed high with around 400 large gift bags, each destined for those st

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A youth group in Maryland has prepared gift bags for children.
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2012
Maryland youth group gives gift bags to children A youth group in Maryland has been busy preparing gift bags for children. In the city of Salisbury, St John's Lutheran Church has been providing presents for children in the area through the Salvation Army for around 15 years. This weekend the

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Families in Vancouver are preparing gift bags for terminally ill children.
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2012
Vancouver families make gift bags for terminally ill children Families in Lyncburg, Vancouver have taken inspiration from their own personal struggles and decided to offer festive gift bags for terminally ill local children. The Norman and Ellis families told WDBJ7.com that this time of year can be difficult f

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Polk County is giving reusable gift bags to its homeless population.
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2012
Disabled volunteers put together shelter gift bags Polk County, Florida is giving back to its homeless community by offering them a Christmas present to remember. Resident Katie Newman told Polk County Itemizer-Observer that she discussed an idea to help those without permanent accommodation with he

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Shoppers in Los Angeles are to be rewarded for using reusable bags.
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2012
LA shoppers rewarded for using reusable bags Shoppers in Los Angeles are to be rewarded for avoiding plastic bags and instead bringing reusable paper and cotton bags with them. On December 20th, local grocery stores will be celebrating the sixth annual Day Without a Bag, Hollywood Patch report

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A Connecticut charity is donating gift bags and bedding to families in need this weekend.
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2012
Connecticut charity donates gift bags and bedding This weekend in Connecticut the Bridgeport Rescue Mission is bringing warmth and comfort to hundreds of people as part of its Sleeping Bag and Bedtime Bag Give-Away. Held at the mission’s Nehemiah Commission building in Bridgeport on Saturday

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Prince George's County, Maryland is looking to ban or tax plastic bags.
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2012
Environmental campaigners are calling for plastic bag restrictions Prince George's County in Maryland is pushing for a tax or ban on plastic grocery bags. The community is looking to join a number of local governments in the US, which are seeking alternatives such as paper bags or cotton bags to reduce litter o

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Fort Bragg is cutting down on plastic bags as part of wider plans.
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines Fort Bragg, California is preparing to cut down on plastic bag usage as part of wider plans in the Mendocino County area. As of December 10th, six large stores will no longer provide plastic carry-out bags, in a bid to encourage shoppers to bring th

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The Salvation Army in Massachusetts has been spreading holiday cheer with gift bags.
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2012
Salvation Army spreads cheer with gift bags The Salvation Army in Massachusetts has been spreading holiday cheer with gift bags filled with food. During Thanksgiving, adults and elderly people in Cambridge and Somerville who could not afford their own feasts were treated to a full turkey dinn

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Toronto families in need are to receive charity food gift bags.
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2012
Toronto families receive charity food gift bags Families in Toronto who are finding it difficult to make ends meet could receive a helping hand, thanks to a scheme underway at the Daily Bread Food Bank. Some 75 hard-working volunteers are currently putting together gift bags of food, which will l

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The Office For the Aging is preparing holiday gift bags to give to solitary seniors.
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2012
Office For the Aging prepares holiday gift bags The Office For the Aging (OFA) in Chautauqua County, New York is preparing for its annual Christmas gift bag campaign. Holiday Bags for Solitary Seniors, as the scheme is called, is a project run by OFA staff and community members and aims to give p

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Disabled volunteers put together gift bags for shelters in Walnut Creek, California.
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2012
Disabled volunteers put together shelter gift bags Disabled volunteers have been hard at work putting together gift bags for those in need in Walnut Creek, California. Working on behalf of the non-profit organisation Las Trampas, members stocked up white paper bags with hotel-sized shampoo, conditio

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An office tradition, Secret Santa present giving takes some thinking.
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2012
Navigating around Secret Santa It's that time of the year when the office conversation starts turning to Christmas. No sooner have people mentioned that the season of joy is upon us, the tree has gone up and everyone is mulling over what to wear for the festive party. One of

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Green-minded residents in Alameda Country are to be given a reusable bag for their efforts to make the region more environmentally friendly.
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2012
Alameda residents to be rewarded with reusable bags Environmentally conscious residents in Alameda County, California, are to be rewarded for helping make the world a greener place by getting a suitable gift this Christmas. As part of this year's annual Hometown Holiday Celebration, green-minded

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Kuwait has revealed far-reaching plans to be free of plastic bags by 2020.
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2012
Kuwait wants to be Kuwait is to join the green revolution and ban plastic bags by 2020, it has been revealed. The Gulf state, which is small in size but rich in oil, wants to create a culture where it is normal for people not to use plastic bags. Instead, it would li

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Richmond State Hospital is searching for gift bags for its patients.
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2012
Gift bags sought for Indiana hospital patients A hospital in Indiana, US is continuing its holiday gift bag programme, as it seeks to give presents to its patients. While many people are preparing for the festive period, Richmond State Hospital wants locals to consider those less fortunate than

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Brookline, Massachusetts is preparing for its plastic bag ban.
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2012
San Mateo votes to ban single-use plastic bags Brookline, Massachusetts is preparing for a ban on non-recyclable plastic bags, after a motion was passed earlier this month. The prohibition would affect retail establishments larger than 2,500 square feet or where there are three businesses in tow

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A food bank scheme in British Columbia is filling paper bags to give to charity.
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2012
Oregon evironmentalists advocate reusable bags Brown paper bags are being filled up in time for Christmas as part of a food bank scheme in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The city is helping its in-need families during the holiday season, with the Quality Foods supermarket and Black Press newspaper g

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Corvallis, in Oregon, is running a bag design competition to celebrate recent policy.
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2012
Consumers support UK plastic bag charges Corvallis city in Oregon is launching a bag design competition to accompany the introduction of its first single-use bag policy. Passed by the city council on July 2nd, the ban will prevent most retailers from distributing single-use plastic checkou

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Residents in Snowmass have voted against plastic and paper bag regulations.
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2012
Islanders given chance to design personalised shopping bags Residents in Snowmass Village, Colorado have voted against proposals to regulate plastic and paper bags. The Snowmass Sun reports that preliminary results show that almost 53 per cent of locals disagreed with a planned ban, saying that they didn'

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Volunteers in Iowa have been making gift bags for soldiers' children this Christmas.
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2012
Iowa volunteers make Christmas gift bags for soldiers Volunteers in Iowa have been hard at work making Christmas gift bags for children who have a parent deployed overseas. Residents of Cedar Falls gathered at the AmericInn this week to stuff teddy bears, WCF Courier reports, as part of a national effo

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A Sunday school in Wisconsin has been decorating paper bags for inmates.
Publish Date: 19-Nov-2012
Sunday school decorates paper bags for inmates A Sunday school in Wisconsin has been giving back to the local community with an unusual paper bag project. In the city of Racine the St Paul Missionary Baptist Church's younger members have been hard at work decorating brown bags with Christmas

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Paper bags have been used to make memorial candles in the US.
Publish Date: 16-Nov-2012
Paper bags used to make memorial candles Hundreds of volunteers gathered in Maryland last weekend to turn plain paper bags into illuminating memorial candles. Some 220 people filled thousands of the bags with sand and candles for three separate illumination events to pay tribute to the dea

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A charitable group is sending special gift bags to women's shelters.
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2012
Womens A charitable group in south-west Calgary is working hard to prepare special gift bags for local women's shelters. Sue McElhanney, founder of the All 4 Women Society, has set up a project entitled Purposeful Giving For Abused Women in your Commun

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Volunteers in the US are sending Christmas gift bags to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2012
Christmas gift bags collected for US soldiers Volunteers in the US are sending Christmas gift bags to soldiers serving abroad as part of Help Bag Project Rudolph. The Archibald family are hosting a special fundraising event at Burley Junior High School, in Indiana, to provide presents for those

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Portland City Council is considering extending its plastic bag ban.
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines Portland City Council is considering extending its plastic bag ban. A year on from prohibiting single-use plastic bags in favour of paper bags and reusable cotton alternatives, there has been much debate as to whether regulatory burdens should be am

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Men are failing to find the right contents for their gift bags.
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2012
Men With Christmas round the corner many men will be concerned about finding the right contents to fill their partners’ gift bags. This is largely because, according to a recent poll, they are consistently getting the wrong presents for their othe

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A newspaper is helping with a Thanksgiving paper bag food drive in Santa Maria.
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2012
Paper bag food drive helps Thanksgiving campaign A newspaper in Santa Barbara, US is giving away paper bags today as part of a local food drive. The Santa Maria Times is handing out free paper grocery bags to readers so they can then fill them with foods such as canned meat, peanut butter and whea

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The Jefferson County Humane Society is fundraising for cats with gift bags.
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2012
Humane Society fundraises for cats with gift bags The Jefferson County Humane Society is using gift bags to help fundraise for local cats. On Sunday November 11th, a major fundraiser is being held in Wintersville to help pay towards the county humane officer, the housing and feeding of cats at th

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The Taste of Home Cooking Show is offering tasty gift bags to visitors.
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2012
Oregon evironmentalists advocate reusable bags The Taste of Home Cooking Show is preparing for a visit to Halifax, US and is armed with plenty of treats to entice attendees. On November 8th it arrives at Halifax Community College's The Centre, offering everything from breakfast drinks to gou

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Celebrity event gift bags can be a great promotional opportunity for businesses.
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2012
Celebrity event gift bags Celebrity event gift bags handed out at film festivals, award ceremonies and charity balls are a brilliant way to appeal to an A-list market. Adding in vouchers or a product to these bags can be a great promotional opportunity according to Toronto h

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Salem's Meals on Wheels scheme begins its gift project this week.
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2012
Salem Meals on Wheels begins Holiday Gift Project Salem's Meals on Wheels (MoW) scheme is preparing for its annual Holiday Gift Project. The 22nd anniversary encourages people to donate gift bags to housebound elderly people, helping to brighten up the festive period for them. As well as prese

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Volunteers from Sioux City celebrated Charity Gift Bag Day last weekend.
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2012
Sioux Cit volunteers celebrate Charity Gift Bag Day Volunteers from across Sioux City, Iowa were hard at work this weekend as they celebrated Charity Gift Bag Day. The event originally began 11 years ago when one of the owners of Heirloom Creations in Sioux Falls, Sara Snuggerud, chose to give p

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Snowmass Village is to debate the distribution of plastic and paper bags.
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines Snowmass Village is to debate the distribution of plastic and paper bags next week, to assess how to move forward. Residents are to be asked for their opinions on a proposed policy to limit single-use plastic carrier bags on some level. Aspen Times

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San Mateo has voted to ban single-use plastic bags this week.
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2012
San Mateo votes to ban single-use plastic bags In light of a recent movement across the US to prohibit the free distribution of single-use plastic bags, more and more areas are becoming involved. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted this week to ban this practice at retail outlets, Ha

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Artistic cards are to be included in this year's Country Music Association Awards gift bags.
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2012
Artistic cards included in CMA Awards gift bags This year's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville is set to be an exciting event, not only for the audience but also those nominated. Stars heading to the 46th annual event can look forward to exciting gift bags, which include a se

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Port Townsend is preparing for a paper bag rush.
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2012
Islanders given chance to design personalised shopping bags Port Townsend is preparing for a huge paper bag rush, as stores get ready for the imminent plastic bag ban. To coincide with the start of the holiday season, from November 1st it will become the seventh city in Washington to adopt a ban on plastic b

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Students from Teesside are bringing Christmas gift bags to Romania.
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2012
Teesside students bringing gift bags to Romanian residents Caring Teesside students are launching an appeal for Christmas presents, money and donations before they embark on a trip to Romania. Health, social care and childcare students from Redcar and Cleveland College are preparing to head to the country t

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British retailers are preparing for a Christmas boom.
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2012
Asda gets into the Christmas spirit exceptionally early British retailers are preparing for a potential Christmas boom, after positive sale growth was recorded recently. Official figures released by the Office for National Statistics confirmed that, following a disappointing summer, there was a slight up

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Mobile workers prefer bigger bags when on the move, according to a survey.
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2012
Mobile workers Mobile workers prefer to own bigger bags, according to a new survey. The study from iHubbub, a new social network for the home business and freelancer community, found that most of these workers prefer a bag over a briefcase and that size was extrem

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Paper bags have soared in popularity in Delhi.
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2012
Paper bag popularity soars in Delhi Paper bags have soared in popularity in Delhi, thanks to a blanket ban on the usage and manufacturing of plastic carrier bags. While plastic bag makers in the Indian capital have taken the news hard since the first proposals were launched in 2009, i

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Solana Beach, California is embracing the plastic bag ban.
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2012
Solana Beach embraces plastic bag ban As one of the first cities in the US to formally adopt a plastic bag ban and make the transition to cotton carrier and paper bags, Solana Beach, California is a great place with which to monitor the scheme's success. According to the Delmar Time

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Charging for plastic bags is expected to be rolled out across the UK soon.
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines In the midst of fierce debates as to whether or not to ban plastic bags, a minister has hinted that prohibition could be introduced "sooner rather than later". The switch to paper bags and reusable cotton carrier bags could happen imminent

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A team of plastic bag monitors is being introduced in Londonderry.
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2012
Plastic bag levy team implemented in Northern Ireland Plastic bag levies are being introduced across the UK to help curb their use, thereby reducing the environmental impact of these single-use carriers and highlighting the potential for more sustainable options. Wales has already brought in its own sm

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Geelong is celebrating Brown Paper Bag Day with charitable donations.
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2012
Consumers support UK plastic bag charges Geelong in Victoria, Australia is celebrating Brown Paper Bag Day today. The city, citizens of whom usually carries its lunch in small paper bags, are being urged to support food charities by donating the equivalent of what they might spend on their

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Greater awareness is needed across the globe to encourage people to choose paper or cloth bags over plastic.
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2012
Environmental campaigners are calling for plastic bag restrictions Greater awareness about the benefits of paper bags and cotton bags is needed to put an end to the global plastic bag culture. Across the world, policy makers are trying to outlaw and deter the use of these environmental banes, but many are relucta

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Morocco is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the environmental dangers of plastic bags.
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2012
Morocco campaigns against dangerous plastic bags Morocco is embarking on a nationwide awareness campaign to inform people of the dangers of plastic bags for the environment. Using the motto "Morocco without plastic bags", North Africa Post reports that the focus is on biodegradable alt

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Portland is expanding its grocery bag charges, to include not only plastic bags.
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2012
Portland expands grocery bag charges Portland, Oregon was one of the first US cities to begin plastic bag charges, levying a small fee on the use of these carriers. This was in order to improve its environmental credentials, reducing waste and creating a more sustainable community, usi

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A women's group in India is stitching cotton bags following the plastic bag ban.
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2012
Indian community group stitches plastic bag alternatives A women's group in India is seeking its own solutions to the country's recent plastic bag ban. Rajani Kulkami and Anita Wagle, members of the University Women's Association (UWA) and convenors of the Chhand Rang Sucharita projects, are n

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The Liberal Democrats are demanding plastic bag levies.
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2012
Lib Dems back plastic bag levies Despite George Osborne's opposition to a plastic bag ban, the Liberal Democrat party have voted to fight any resistance from the Treasury. Lib Dem environmental spokesman Andrew George has spoken out against the use of plastic bags, urging peopl

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Toronto city council is re-examining its plastic bag ban plan.
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2012
Toronto council re-examines plastic bag ban Toronto city council is preparing to re-examine its controversial plastic bag ban. Canada Press reports that the contentious proposition to ban single-use bags could be either delayed or reversed after a motion filed by councillor Peter Milczyn as

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The Welsh carrier bag charge should be rolled out across the UK, it has been recommended.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2012
Welsh carrier bag charge The Welsh government's environment minister is recommending that the country's compulsory carrier bag charge should be rolled out across the UK. After a successful year of charging shoppers a minimum plastic bag charge of 5p, which goes to c

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Environmentalists in Oregon are calling for people to use reusable shopping bags.
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2012
Oregon evironmentalists advocate reusable bags Environmental campaigners in Oregon are encouraging shoppers to either buy paper bags for a small fee or bring their own reusable carrier bags with them. Eugene City Council is poised to ban thin, single-use plastic bags, The Register Guard reports.

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San Francisco shoppers are preparing to switch from plastic to paper bags.
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2012
San Francisco shoppers prepare for paper bag changes Residents of San Francisco are preparing to switch from plastic to paper bags. From October 1st shoppers will have to bring their own reusable bags or pay for paper bags, according to the city's new Checkout Bag Ordinance, which requires all ret

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Celebrities were photographed enjoying their Inside Soap Awards gift bags.
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2012
Islanders given chance to design personalised shopping bags Bespoke gift bags filled with goodies were one of the highlights of this year's Inside Soap Awards, at least for the stars who were lucky enough to receive them. Last night EastEnders swept the board, taking home seven gongs in total. But this

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Volunteers in Bangladesh have been promoting paper bags.
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2012
Bangladeshi volunteers promote paper bags Paper bags were promoted in Bangladesh this week by volunteers keen to dissuade people from using plastic carrier bag alternatives. Beside the Saphalyam Complex at Palayam in Thiruvananthapuram passers-by and motorists paused to see a crooked tree s

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A child from Illinois is petitioning for a plastic bag ban.
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines A 13-year-old student from Illinois, US is leading the fight against plastic bags in her local area. Abby Goldberg, from Prairie Crossing Charter School helped to petition for a ban on plastic bags, which led to more than 170,000 signatures, The Lak

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A community baby shower in Texas saw a huge number of gift bag donations.
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2012
Community baby shower receives gift bag donations A community baby shower in Texas, US recently saw a huge number of gift bag donations. As part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance at the Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps centre, they got together with a group which provides free clot

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El Paso City Council is considering banning plastic bags.
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines El Paso residents could become more reliant on reusable cotton and paper bags when heading out to the shops, after a ban on plastic bags was considered earlier this week. The city council voted on Monday to explore prohibiting the shopping bags or p

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British shoppers are happy to pay plastic bag charges to reduce usage.
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2012
British shoppers British shoppers have revealed that they are happy to pay for plastic bags, as they believe that this would cut down on the number they use. The Liberal Democrats are set to back calls for a levy on these bags, in order to reduce the environmental

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The London Assembly recommends a free plastic bag ban.
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2012
Environmental campaigners are calling for plastic bag restrictions Paper bags could see a rise in popularity after the London Assembly called on the government to ban supermarkets from giving out free plastic bags. It also urged mandatory charges on all single-use plastic bags, after the grocery chains failed to re

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UK retailers are leading the debate on European waste.
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2012
UK retailers lead European waste debate UK retailers are leading the fight against environmental waste in the industry with a conference in Brussels today. Major retailers from across Europe will be demonstrating how to tackle sustainability challenges, such as how to cut back on energy u

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Geoffrey Rush complains about scripts in bags
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2012
Geoffrey Rush complains about scripts in bags (All Star) Geoffrey Rush has complained about aspiring filmmakers leaving scripts in paper bags on his doorstep. The actor famously told the world that he found The King's Speech script in a brown paper bag on his Melbourne doorstep. However, despite it b

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An Irish sweet shop owner has launched a lucky bag competition.
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2012
Sweet shop owner launches lucky bag competition A quick-thinking Irish businessman has launched a Willy Wonka-style competition by putting a golden ticket for a football final inside one of its paper bags. Enda Heneghan, who owns Auntie Nellie's traditional sweet shop in Co Donegal, has hidde

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The goody bags given out at New York Fashion Week have been criticised.
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2012
New York Fashion Week shrinking goody bags criticised While party bags at high profile events can be a luxurious item, recipients can often become disheartened if the standard of freebies falls. This is what has happened at New York Fashion Week, according to DNA.info, which argues that the usually exc

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Delhi has finally approved a ban on plastic bags use, storage, manufacture and sales.
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2012
Delhi bans plastic bags Delhi has finally approved a ban on the use, storage, manufacture and sale of plastic bags in the city. After a false start three years ago, the Delhi Cabinet has approved the imposition of a blanket ban on plastic bags, which is now more comprehens

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Bangalore International Airport is promoting cloth and paper bags.
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2012
Bangalore Airport promotes cloth and paper bags Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) is now promoting cloth and paper bags after becoming a plastic bag-free zone. All food and beverage outlets, as well as retail concessions have made the switch from plastic to more environmentally-friendly mate

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Businesses in Wales are embracing the country's plastic bag charges.
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2012
Welsh businesses embrace plastic bag charges Businesses across Wales are embracing the country's decision to enforce a 5p charge on all single-use plastic bags, almost a year after it was introduced. New figures show that only six firms across the nation have been found to have failed the

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Port Townsend City Council has just invested in 10,000 reusable shopping bags.
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2012
Port Townsend Council buys 10,000 reusable shopping bags The days of the single-use plastic bag seem to be numbered, with not only individuals but councils choosing paper and reusable shopping bags as a more environmentally-friendly option. This week Port Townsend City Council has recently waded into the

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The contents of the MTV VMA gift bags have been revealed.
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2012
MTV Video Music Awards gift bag contents revealed The MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) is fast approaching, with the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry and One Direction all making their way to Los Angeles for this year's impressive event. Taking place on September 6th, it will see some of the music indu

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The UK high street is gradually becoming more boutique, to appeal to a wider audience.
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2012
The high street The UK high street is adapting to become more independent-led, according to new research. Figures from Simply Business suggest that the streets of Britain are becoming more boutique focused, as retailers attempt to attract increasingly discerning

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Eugene City Council is meeting to decide whether or not to ban the plastic bag.
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2012
Eugene Council contemplates plastic bag ban With communities across the US in particular aiming to become more environmentally-friendly, many are turning away from plastic bags. One such area which is seriously considering banning plastic bags is Eugene, with the City Council meeting on Septe

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The city of Madurai is readying itself for a ban on plastic bags under 40 microns.
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2012
Madurai bans plastic bags under 40 microns comes The Madurai Corporation's ban on plastic bags and related products under 40 microns comes into effect on September 1st 2012 in India. This marks a huge step forward in the way in which the city tackles its problem of plastic waste, which has bee

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Vietnam has revealed sweeping plans to cut the usage of plastic bags in the country.
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2012
Vietnam commits to cutting down plastic bag consumption Vietnam has announced that it will attempt to reduce the country's dependency on plastic bags by 40 per cent by 2015, as it looks to make dramatic changes to the way it deals with this problematic waste. The bulk of the reduction will occur in s

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Mitt Romney, now the official Republican presidential candidate, will no doubt be using branded bags as he begins campaigning to become the most powerful man in the world.
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2012
Mitt Romney looks to getting his message across With Mitt Romney now confirmed as the official GOP candidate for president at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, his team is readying itself with a marketing campaign to send home his message. As current incumbent Barack Obama kno

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California is leading the charge in the fight against plastic bags, with the state set to make them illegal.
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2012
Environmental campaigners are calling for plastic bag restrictions California is setting an exemplary standard in curbing its dependency on plastic bags, which the rest of the world could do with emulating. It was recently reported that within the state, slowly but surely, everyone of its cities is taking important

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Homer city council in Alaska has banned disposable plastic shopping bags.
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2012
Homer Council prohibits disposable plastic bags Homer city council has become one of a few Alaskan communities to prohibit plastic bags. Kachemak Bay businesses are now barred from giving customers disposable plastic shopping bags less than 2.25mm thick, as these are deemed by the law to be "

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Asda has set up grottos in some of its stores across the country, as it gets ready for Christmas earlier than normal.
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2012
Asda gets into the Christmas spirit exceptionally early A prominent British supermarket chain has introduced Santa's grottos to some of its stores, four months ahead of Christmas. Asda has opened up the grottos in chains across the country 117 days before one of the most popular days of the year actu

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A year after an order was signed to ban plastic bags, the City of Pasay gets ready to it coming into force.
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines The City of Pasay in the Philippines is readying itself for a plastic bag ban, which comes into effect in September. However, there will not be a crackdown on stores and businesses that have not yet made a successful transition to a plastic bag free

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A shopping bag design contest has been given the go ahead on Bainbridge Island.
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2012
Islanders given chance to design personalised shopping bags Local artists and creative residents on Bainbridge Island are being given the chance to design their own personalised shopping bags. The local City Council has approved plans to spread awareness of the approaching plastic bag ban, with a contest sta

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Shoppers in Leicester are celebrating local businesses with a new campaign.
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2012
I Love Local Shops campaign launches in Leicester Shoppers in Leicester are looking to independent retailers to entice them to mark the I Love Local Shops campaign. The Leicester Mercury is focusing on boutiques and independent shops at present, especially concentrating on a cluster of shops named

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Consumers support plans to charge 5p for using plastic bags.
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2012
Consumers support UK plastic bag charges Paper shopping bags could see a rise in usage after plans to introduce a small charge for plastic bags were backed by consumers. A poll by Which? found that 56 per cent of people in England and Scotland support the idea of paying 5p for plastic bags

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West Hollywood has joined other Californian cities to ban single-use plastic bags.
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2012
West Hollywood bans plastic bags in checkout lines West Hollywood has now joined a string of Californian cities in banning single-use plastic bags at store checkout lines. Along with Santa Monica, Long Beach and Pasadena, the area adopted an ordinance this week prohibiting hundreds of pharmacies,

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Online sales jumped by 17 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest figures.
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2012
Online retail sales soar by 17 per cent Online sales soared by 17 per cent year-on-year last month, according to new figures. The IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index showed that internet sales witnessed the highest growth this year during July 2012, driven largely by clothing and electr

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Some 89 per cent of retailers are actively involved in engaging with their community.
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2012
Community engagement Independent retailers are consistently being told to engage better with their local community and it seems that this advice has been taken seriously. The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) Voice of Local Shops survey has recently revealed that

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment are committing to remove plastic bags in favour of paper bags.
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2012
SeaWorld switches to paper bags to aid conservation SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is making the switch to paper bags in all its theme parks in order to commit itself to animal conservation. Within the next year all plastic shopping bags will be removed, with park gift shops only offering paper

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UK retailers are looking to the Olympics to help fuel growth this summer.
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2012
Retailers look towards Olympic growth this summer UK retailers are looking to the Olympics to help boost their bottom line sales, with jubilant moods hoped to drive consumer spending. Shops are preparing for an influx of shoppers and are ensuring that their stocks and resources such as paper shoppi

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Independent businesses could look forward to greater sales, thanks to a new campaign.
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2012
Campaign aims to boost Christmas independent shopper numbers Following the success of Independent Retailer Month a new campaign has been launched to encourage Christmas shoppers to buy local rather than opting for chain stores. Running for the six weeks prior to Christmas day, Clare Rayner, The Retail Champio

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Environmental campaigners are calling for compulsory restrictions on single-use plastic carrier bags.
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2012
Environmental campaigners are calling for plastic bag restrictions Environmental campaigners are calling for a new compulsory restriction to be placed on single-use plastic carrier bags. The Dorset branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is leading this bid in the south-west area as it aims to urge t

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