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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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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The Painterly, Provocative Art That Uses Humble Plastic Bags


Hugo McCloud, “golden hour,” 2019, Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York, Hugo McCloud, Collection of Michael Hoeh

Known for his inventive work that transforms humble materials via labor-intensive techniques, American artist Hugo McCloud, 41, has always been interested in, as he puts it, “finding beauty in things that are overlooked.”

From June 7, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is staging McCloud’s first solo museum show, surveying the past seven years of his career. On display will be McCloud’s alchemical way with materials, whether metal,

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These gorgeous vases are made from discarded plastic bags

Clay, porcelain, glass. If you’re shopping for a new vase, these are the materials you’re most likely to see. But one designer is making a series of vases out of a material we usually stuff into a drawer or throw away: plastic bags.

Seoul-based designer Jisun Kim is making beautiful, translucent vases out of the plastic bags for Lexus Korea’s Creative Masters series, which explores the creative vision behind the craft of various artists. Kim’s project takes plastic bags, which are both ubiquitous and bad for the environment, and reincarnates them as a beautiful piece of home decor.


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