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H-E-B is celebrating Earth Day by giving away free reusable bags at all its stores

H-E-B is giving away 200,000 reusable grocery bags to celebrate Earth Day this year. 

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H-E-B wants you to ditch the plastic bag. 

On April 22 starting at 1 p.m., H-E-B locations across Texas are giving away 200,000 reusable grocery bags to celebrate Earth Day. 

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The bags were designed by Julia Rojas, a 12-year H-E-B Partner from San Antonio, and are made from recycled plastic bottles. Every H-E-B across the state will give away the bags while supplies

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Hints From Heloise: Repurpose your grocery bags

To recycle: When you’ve accumulated a bunch, make sure the bags have a No. 2 or No. 4 printed on them (indicating they are recyclable) and roll them, soccer-ball size, and insert into another bag and take to the recycling center.

Dear Readers: Did you know? The drawer below the oven is not for the storage of extra pots and pans. It was designed as a food warmer, to hold foods from other courses and keep them warm as you go through serving a meal to your family or guests.

Pretty ingenious, because the drawer uses

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Acne Studios Debuts New Bandanas and Canvas Bags

Acne Studios is back with another collection of accessories for the Spring/Summer 2021 season. The range consists of canvas bags, bandanas, ready-to-wear pieces and other essentials like hats.

Standouts include the black oilcloth tote and the large beige shopper, which is crafted from thick cotton canvas material and features Acne Studios branding on the front. Elsewhere, the paisley scarf comes in an array of shades such as blue, lilac, green, pale yellow, purple and beige. Meanwhile, the large sun hat features an oversized brim and a luxe all-over scarf print.

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Targus, Thule, and Burton MacBook bags fall as low as $28 at Amazon (Up to 55% off)

Amazon is offering the Targus Cypress Hero Backpack for $43.80 shipped. That’s 27% off the typical rate there and comes within $4 of the lowest price we have tracked. If you’ve been on the hunt for a sleek-looking bag to replace the aging one that you current have laying around, Targus Cypress Hero is here to save the day. It’s ready to hold any MacBook sold over the last decade, including Apple’s latest 16-inch offering alongside similarly-sized Chromebooks and PCs. Best of all, this design is accomplished while putting 26 recycled water bottles to use. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

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What’s in the Oscars Gift Bags, and Why the Tradition Endures

Good morning.

After a singular year, an Oscars ceremony devoid of some its usual glitz and glamour is set to take place this weekend. But, as my colleague Brooks Barnes wrote in this dispatch, some things will be the same as always:

The coronavirus has forced Hollywood to do without most of its favorite rituals, including red-carpet premieres and see-and-be-seen power lunches. On Sunday, the 93rd Academy Awards will be scaled back, with few people allowed to attend in person and the lavish after-party scrapped.

But there is one beloved Tinseltown tradition that will not be repressed: the gift bag.

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Oscars 2021: Inside the $205,000 swag bags that nominees will receive

The Academy Awards may be different this year, but nominees can still look forward to getting their loaded swag bags. 

One of the biggest and most well-known bags is from marketing firm Distinctive Assets. The company gives its “Everyone Wins” bags to the 25 people who were nominated for best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress and director.

This year’s bag is estimated to be worth $205,000, according to Forbes.

That includes 24-karat gold-finished vape cartridges from Hollowtips, an emergency hammer to free dogs left inside hot cars from PETA, two games — A Game of

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This company is selling mystery bags of food to combat restaurant waste

Uneaten food usually ends up in landfills and produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. An estimated 30% to 40% of the US food supply is wasted, according to the US Department of Agriculture. New York City alone generates close to half a million tons of food waste per year — enough to fill up more than 100 subway cars per day — according to the city’s official website.

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New bill would allow plastic bags to be banned in Michigan communities

A new bill would allow Michigan communities to regulate litter from single-use plastic bags.

The bill, introduced by Sen. Jeff Irwin, would allow the implementation of plastic bag bans or any motion regulating the use or sale of plastic bags, or imposing any fee, charge or tax on certain containers.

Currently, there is a law in Michigan banning the implementation of plastic bag bans.

“Plastic bags are a pervasive form of pollution and litter in our communities,” Irwin said. “Other communities have shown success in keeping trash off their roads, beautifying their communities, and keeping this trash out of their

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