Is Your Garden Hose Leaching BPA, Lead, and Phthalates into Your Water? ~ Eco-novice

HealthyStuff on Garden Hoses … And then I saw the latest report from HealthyStuff.org: “Hazardous Chemicals found in Gardening Water Hoses.” A few highlights from the report: Of the 21 new garden hoses purchased from major retailers like Home Depot, Walmart, and Target, two-thirds were made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).  All of the PVC hoses tested More Info »

Coral Bag

BUSINESS LEADERS & ENVIRONMENTALISTS SUPPORT BAG FREE SAN DIEGO

San Diego— Elected officials, business and civic leaders, and environmentalists convened at SeaWorld San Diego to declare their support for eliminating single-use plastic bags in San Diego and statewide. “California’s leadership is recognized throughout the world for our policies to protect the environment,” said Senator Alex Padilla, who has authored a bill (SB 405) to phase-out More Info »

California’s Waste Bills: Plastic defeated (for now); Mattress passed; Bottles to Senate

(Image above taken from Californians against Waste website) The most controversial of the three Waste bills before the California Assembly was voted down yesterday.  Senate Bill 405, designed to implement a statewide phase-out of single use plastic bags, did not receive the 21 votes needed to pass. The measure failed by a vote of 18-17, More Info »

California State Assembly

Imminent Legislation meant to Clean up California’s Waste

(Image above: California State Assembly) Three bills, designed to clean up California, are currently on the floor of either the Assembly or Senate. The most controversial is SB 405, the single-use “plastic bag ban bill,” which some hope/expect will come up Thursday. This is related to the ordinances adopted in 75 Californian communities and under More Info »

Picture taken February 23, 2012 just outside of the Yolo County landfill after a windstorm. The litter is more than just plastic carryout bags—there was also paper bags, garbage bags, candy wrappers and anything light weight and aerodynamic.

Supreme Court upholds Plastic Bag Ban, again

(The following article is a press release from Environment California;Picture taken February 23, 2012 just outside of the Yolo County landfill after a windstorm. The litter is more than just plastic carryout bags—there was also paper bags, garbage bags, candy wrappers and anything light weight and aerodynamic – Uploaded by jgilber, Davis Wiki) Sacramento, CA – The California More Info »

using plastic bag for vegetables

Statewide plastic bag ban bill moves ahead

(The following article is an April 1, 2013, news release from Environment California; image credit: US Department of Agriculture Image Number D2535-1) Legislation to ban single-use plastic bags across California took another step toward becoming law. The Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee voted this afternoon to approve AB 158, setting the stage for a final vote More Info »