Archive for September, 2012

San Francisco Bag Ban Amendment

Earlier this month, Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson upheld a “San Francisco ordinance that would ban most retail locations in the city from distributing plastic bags and begin charging customers a dime for each paper bag (or comparatively more expensive compostable plastic bag) they use.” This ban comes into effect October 1, 2012. The new ordinance extends the previous law created in 2007 banning all non compostable plastic bags in San Francisco supermarkets and pharmacies. “The ruling came as a result of a lawsuit by the Save The Plastic Bag Coalition, which argued the city didn’t undertake a thorough report on the impact of the rule before it was passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and signed by Mayor Ed Lee earlier this year.” We applaud the city of San Francisco for taking a stance against disposable bags.
“[Plastic bags] are one of the most common forms of waste found on beaches, and they can have dire consequences for marine life, killing or injuring hundreds of turtles, whales, birds, fish and other marine life every year. Over the last 25 years of the International Coastal Cleanup, 7,825,319 plastic bags have been collected from beaches around the world.” -Leila Monre, an ocean conservation attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council

We are Finalists!

We are excited to announce that we are finalists for the Ovations Awards! The award ceremony will be held November 14th and we are nominated in two categories: product and services; overall best company of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Thank you to Ovations for nominating us and to our staff for their continual hard work and dedication to Oasis Bags.

{Friday Favourite} Reusable 6 Pack Holder

A reusable 6 pack holder? We are in! This cleverly designed bottle holder is laser cut and comes with simple assembly instructions. No more low quality, wasteful cardboard. Although they are sold out on Etsy at the moment, the buyer says he restocks often and to keep an eye out.
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