Historic French building stuffed with plastic bags looks ready to explode

November 15, 2017 by  
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A shockingly large number of plastic bags appeared to fill a historic stone building to near bursting in Bordeaux last month. The eye-catching installation is the most recent work of Luzinterruptus , a design collective famous for raising environmental awareness with plastic art installations. Created for the FAB Festival de Bourdeaux, the temporary artwork, titled The Plastic We Live With, turned into a light installation at night evocative of illuminated stained glass. Inspired by France’s ban of single-use plastic bags passed last year, The Plastic We Live With draws attention to the staggering amount of plastic waste in the world. “The idea was to graphically visualize, in a way that could be understood by all, the plastic excess that is around us, a recurrent subject in our work and in life, since practically everything we consume is either made with this material or it is wrapped in it or we are eating it in small particles in the meat and the fish we ingest,” Luzinterruptus wrote. Related: PlasticWaste Labyrinth is a stunning look inside our plastic waste problem The team, aided by 30 volunteers from the Asociacion Bénévoles en Action, collected thousands of plastic bags and recycled plastic for months from the city stores and warehouses. The bags were assembled in the openings of the building’s facade and lit from behind at night. The installation was on view for four days, after which the plastic was taken down and recycled with the building returned to its original condition. + Luzinterruptus Images via Lola Martínez

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Is Michigan’s Ban on Plastic Bag Bans Bad News for Waterways?

January 12, 2017 by  
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In 2016, a wave of plastic bag bans took effect across the country. In New York City, the city council approved a 5-cent fee, and the Massachusetts State Senate approved a 10-cent fee for paper bags and a ban on plastic bags. In California, voters…

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How Far Would You Go to Avoid a Plastic Bag Fee?

October 31, 2016 by  
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Whether you’re for or against plastic bag bans that come with mandatory fees for picking up a paper or plastic bag from the store, one thing is clear — some people will do anything they can to get out of that fee. And we mean anything. Even though…

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California Just Signed the Nation’s First State-Level Plastic Bag Ban Into Law!

September 30, 2014 by  
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California Governor Jerry Brown just signed the nation’s first state-level ban on plastic bags into law! Several cities across the United States have already outlawed plastic grocery bags, but this is the first time a bag ban has been signed into law on the state level. The new measure is a big step forward for waste reduction and the preservation of the environment, and it sends a clear signal to consumers and manufacturers about the consequences of using non-renewable materials for packaging. Read the rest of California Just Signed the Nation’s First State-Level Plastic Bag Ban Into Law! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California green law , California plastic bags , Californians Against Waste , multiple-use bags , plastic bag ban , plastic grocery bags , plastic waste , single use plastic bags , unrecyclable material

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Seattle’s Stream Belmont Apartment Complex is the Latest in Upscale Sustainable Living

September 30, 2014 by  
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California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

September 2, 2014 by  
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California just scored a major potential win for the environment last Friday, when the State Senate approved the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags . The Senate passed the ban with a 22-15 vote just one day after the controversial bill won approval from the State Assembly. If Democratic Governor Jerry Brown signs the legislation into law by September 30, California’s plastic bag ban would go into effect starting July 1, 2015. Read the rest of California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california bag ban , California plastic bag ban , Californians Against Waste , governor jerry brown , mark murray , plastic bag ban , plastic bags , plastic waste , statewide plastic bag ban

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Tiny Wedge-Shaped Writer’s Cottage Hangs Off the Hillside in Norway

September 2, 2014 by  
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BOOK REVIEW: Bridgette Meinhold’s Urgent Architecture Showcases 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World

September 2, 2014 by  
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8 Tote Bags Worth Touting

August 28, 2013 by  
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Grocery tote bags have boomed in the past few years, as some cities have enacted plastic bag bans and people have become more conscious of the waste generated by disposable bags. Once fairly utilitarian, tote bags are now another way …

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To ban or to tax? ‘Tis the question for plastic bag legislation

July 16, 2012 by  
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When it comes to plastic bag legislation, which type is better for the environment, and which do retailers prefer?

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