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Link fest.

January 29, 2008

Just been surfing around digging up some info for our ongoing project. Amazing what you can find out in 30minutes!

Background Facts and info
Paper vs. Plastic – The Shopping Bag Debate
Opinion piece with interesting information on paper versus plastic shopping bags plus short background on the method for making plastic bags.
www.greenfeet.net/newsletter/debate.shtml

Good blog about green issues with a focus on plastic bags + has cool counter about how many bags are being used this year!
agreenidea.com/

Irish bag tax hailed success / 2002
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2205419.stm

A Necessary Eyesore?
Great bag facts from around the world dated 2002.
www.worldwatch.org/node/1499

Alternatives to plastic bags
http://www.dirtworks.net/BioBag/Biodegradeable-Kitchen-Bag.html
http://www.reusablebags.com/

The Plastics Industry
Industry news – you need to setup a login to read articles
http://www.myplasticsindustry.com/NewsHeadLines.aspx

“The Film and Bag Federation (FBF) is a business unit of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) that actively promotes the growth of the plastic film and bag industry.”
http://www.plasticbag.com/

2006 econmic worth of the plastics industry
http://www.myplasticsindustry.com/showspecificfiles/myplasticsindustry/data.html

Industry related recycling awareness sites and agencies.
http://earth911.org/
http://www.plasticbagrecycling.org/

How much oil is used to make a pound of typical plastics?

January 24, 2008

Check out this interesting article Morgan found about how plastic is made and also how much oil it takes to make a foam cup.

http://www.grist.org/advice/ask/2007/03/14/plastics/index.html?source=daily