The countdown is on! The plastic bag webinar will be held Wednesday June 6, at 6 PM EST, 3 PM PST, right here on this page. The slides are embedded below, and the call-in info is listed below.
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We all know plastic bags are bad:
- They’re ubiquitous.
- They have a very short useful life, followed by eons of just hanging around because they don’t biodegrade.
- While they’re technically recyclable, only about 5% are actually recycled, and when they are recycled, they can’t make more plastic bags…they must be turned into other things, and there’s not much of a market for those raw materials.
- They are often confused for jellyfish and become a real hazard for turtles and other marine life that confuse them for real food.
- They contain chemicals like phthalates which may well be harming our reproductive systems.
- There’s 46 times more plastic in parts of our ocean than plankton.
So how do we reduce their use? Some places have banned them outright. Others have imposed fees. Many retailers are behind these efforts because plastic bags are an unnecessary expense for them. Municipalities are on board because these bags become the public’s (i.e., the taxpayers’) problem and take resources away from schools, firefighters, and other needed services.
What: Win-win plastic bag reduction strategies for businesses, consumers, and communities.
Who: Scott Cooney of GreenBusinessOwner.com, Jennifer Chirico of the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, Priti Ambani, Managing Editor at Ecopreneurist and Sustainability Consultant at GreenDen Consultancy, and Suzette Bergeron of Bulletin Bag.
When: Wednesday June 6th, at 6 PM EST/3 PM PST
How: Slides are embedded below. Call-in number is 305-848-8888, press 1, then enter our conference code: 6502510332
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Many thanks! We’ll see you June 6th!
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Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai'i. As a serial eco-entrepreneur who has started, grown and sold multiple green businesses, Scott believes that capitalism, true capitalism, can be a powerful force for change, but that our current version of capitalism is severely hampered by perverse subsidies and negative externalities that make unsustainable products less expensive than healthier alternatives. Scott is a vegetarian, an avid cyclist, and an organic gardener. Find Scott on Google Plus