Colorado Will Ban Plastic Bags And Plastic Foam Containers. There Are Several Exceptions, However.

Pushback from state Republicans, plastic industry lobbyists, and some in the business community weakened several aspects of the bill.

One big change is that small stores, which the state describes as any business with three or fewer locations, are now exempt from the ban and can continue to use plastic bags if they are not prohibited by their municipality.

State Rep. Lisa Cutter, a Jefferson County Democrat who co-sponsored the bill, said she was disappointed by the change, which came during negotiations on the Senate floor.

“It removes a significant portion of stores,” said Cutter, who could not estimate how

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GOLF Spring/Summer 2021 Style Guide

Christian Hafer

We recently launched our Spring/Summer 2021 Style Guide, which categorized the best looks for for every golf style — athletic, casual, preppy, etc. If you’re not quite ready for the full get-up, we’ve broken out our guide further by product category (and will continue to do so over the coming weeks).

Whether you’re a walker, a push cart fanatic or prefer to ride, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite golf bags for the upcoming summer golf season. First and foremost, our picks look cool, but we’ve also factored in functionality

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WA accelerates ban on plastic coffee cups, thick plastic bags to take effect by late 2022

Takeaway coffee cups will be phased out of Western Australia cafes by the end of next year after the state government expedited its plastics plan.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said on Sunday that the state’s Plan for Plastics would be fast-tracked by four years to be fully in place by the end of 2022.

By the end of 2021, plastic plates, bowls, cups and other utensils will be banned, as will thick plastic bags and polystyrene food containers.

Single-use coffee cups and lids will be phased out in WA by the end of 2022, as well as items such as

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Colorado bill banning plastic bags and foam containers, repealing preemption, heads to governor

Dive Brief:

  • A bill in Colorado banning single-use plastic bags and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) takeout containers is on its way to the governor’s desk for signature after the Senate approved HB21-1162 on June 8. 
  • If passed, single-use plastic bags will be banned at most stores, and restaurants will be banned from using polystyrene food service containers starting in 2024. Customers will have to pay 10 cents per paper or plastic bag beginning in 2023 until the ban goes into effect, but retailers will continue charging for paper bags after that date. 
  • The bill would also make Colorado the first
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Basket bags: weave your way into summer style

Basket bags: weave your way into summer style

Among summery accessories, there’s nothing like a simple basket bag to put us in a sunny, carefree mood. Here are our favourites.

As the weather warms so does our desire for #OOO-inspired ensembles, and nothing signals summer more than an accessory that is woven, bringing the sensibility of a beach or picnic-time basket to a bag silhouette. Here, we present our edit of brilliant basket bags, from brands including Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent and Celine, guaranteed to ensure an easy sensibility, most sophisticated when nestled in fresh grass or white sand.


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9 Iconic Bags And The Brilliant Women Who Inspired Them

Fashion’s most recognisable handbags have sentimental stories behind them. Throughout the 20th-century, as the impact of trophy bags increased, designers looked to those closest to them for inspiration. From the Dior bag named after Diana, Princess of Wales to the Louis Vuitton classic rebranded to suit Audrey Hepburn’s style, discover nine handbags that were inspired by some of the world’s most revered fashion plates. 

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Mulberry bags Google Cloud support for data-driven sales push during Covid-19

Luxury fashion brand Mulberry claims tapping into the Google Cloud Platform’s (GCP) data analytics capabilities has led to a 25% uptick in sales despite the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the firm to close its bricks-and-mortar stores.

The move to GCP followed Mulberry’s appointment of Neill Randall as the brand’s solutions architect in late 2019. Upon joining the company, Randall discovered that the firm generates huge amounts of customer, stock and sales data through its online and bricks-and-mortar store operations but was failing to exploit it properly.

“All the data at Mulberry was coming in at different times, from different silos,

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26 Fruity Crochet Bags That Are An Instant Summer Sweetener

Craft enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that crochet goods are a surviving – and thriving – hangover trend from lockdown. Crochet bags, in particular, have made a lasting impression on the fashion crowd. 

Silvia Venturini Fendi has designed crochet reworks of the maison’s It-bags for several seasons. Fendi’s iconic Baguette comes with an embroidered floral body, while its Peekaboo holdall has been decorated with sweet raffia.

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Alessandro Michele presented reboots of Gucci’s 1955 horsebit bags for Resort 2021, including a rainbow crochet bamboo handle tote and a vibrant crossbody, both inspired

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Boise’s Orange Bag Plastics Could Be Coming To A Construction Project Near You

Since 2018, many Boise residents have dutifully filled special orange bags each month with hard-to-recycle plastics. Now, after months of waiting, those bags won’t be going back to Salt Lake-based Renewlogy as expected.

The Hefty Energy Bag Program had worked to send Boise’s plastics to Renewlogy to be converted back into fuel, a process called pyrolysis, but the company was only able to break down the bags for a short time. Its equipment needed upgrades to handle the diversity of plastic waste Boise was contributing.

While Renewlogy paused operations, bags stacked up at collection points in Ada County for months

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