By Amy KD Tobik (Seminole Chronicle) — Introducing ... the Baggins family.
They're perky and cheery and they're eager to welcome you into in their environmentally conscious home.
This husband-and-wife team doesn't let any used plastic bag go to waste - so to speak.
From the bulky front door wreath and window blinds to the sleek furniture slipcovers, every thin plastic bag that has ever entered the Baggins family home has been repurposed in this clever award-winning video.
By Mike Baum (Richmond Times Dispatch) — Do you remember the first America Recycles Day? It wasn't that long ago -- 1997 in fact -- that Nov. 15 was officially designated so that people across the country could recognize and promote the critical importance of recycling in our communities.
Hundreds of events will be held nationwide today to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and to encourage us to sign personal pledges to recycle and buy recycled products.
By Rex Springston (Richmond Times Dispatch) — State officials, business people and school children kicked off a plastic-bag recycling campaign today called "A Bag’s Life."
The effort includes a website (www.abagslife.com/virginia) where people can find nearly 800 places to take old plastic bags to be recycled. The campaign was launched this morning during a program by the Bell Tower in Capitol Square. The campaign is supported by Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration, Keep Virginia Beautiful and the Virginia Retail Federation, among others.
Plastic shopping bags: do ya’ love ‘em or hate ‘em? They are a mixed bag in my book - I love the convenience but hate the trash they create.
Today is America Recycles Day.
To commemorate the day, Virginia is launching the “A Bag’s Life” campaign at the State Capitol to encourage Virginians to reduce, recycle and reuse their plastic bags. The website www.abagslife.com includes a locator to find the plastic bag recycling drop-off point nearest you (nearly 800 in Virginia and growing) and tips on the 3 R’s:
RICHMOND, VA— A statewide plastic bag recycling awareness campaign in Virginia called A Bag's Life, which includes an interactive and educational website (www.abagslife.com/VA), an app that pinpoints nearly 800 drop-off sites by zip code, and a make-your-own video contest, was launched today during America Recycles Day at the Capitol.