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Last week, Los Angeles became the largest US city to ban single-use plastic bags, after the Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly endorsed a ban on the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags in grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies within city limits. 

Regarding the passing of the bill, Councilman Paul Koretz said, “I’m deliriously excited about the passage of this measure. Ever since I first heard about the floating plastic island in the Pacific, while I was still in the state legislature, I have been trying to move the ball forward on banning plastic bags in this state.”
 
Great job, Paul! Paul Koretz is my council member and a passionate, great guy.
 
Councilmember Eric Garcetti, added: “Plastic bags clog our landfills, clog drainage systems, and litter neighborhoods. This ban will help us keep our communities healthy and clean.”
 
At Organically Grown®, we have been struggling with the philosophy of our packaging. The idea that our clothes are packaged in a plastic poly bag personally disturbs me. However, others believe that our customers expect it as part of a finished product.
 
What do you think?

By Bob Stein, founder of Organically Grown


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Organically Grown Supports the Stroller Brigade
May 23, 2012, 10:54 pm
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Yesterday, the Stroller Brigade, mostly a group of moms and children, who marched at the Capitol to urge Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act to supersede the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. The Safe Chemicals Act would require chemical manufacturers to prove that their chemicals are safe before they can be sold. Since the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, only five chemicals have been banned under this law. 

 According to Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families: “Early puberty, childhood cancer, infertility, learning and developmental disabilities are rising at alarming rates. Studies show links between toxic chemicals we’re exposed to every day and many of these negative health trends. Almost all pregnant women in America contain toxic chemicals in their bodies.”

“The stroller brigade is carrying an important message to Congress that we’re not going to stand by and let our kids continue to be exposed to chemicals that make them sick,” Lautenberg, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, told The Huffington Post.

At Organically Grown, we support the efforts of the Stroller Brigade. It will be interesting to see how this bill does in Congress. This should not be a Democrat or Republican matter, as the safety of our children is a non-partisan issue.

By Bob Stein, founder of Organically Grown



Take the Organic Challenge like Nate Reuss, Lead Singer of Fun!
May 16, 2012, 8:59 pm
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Get Naked or Go Organic…just like Nate Reuss, lead singer of Fun., did at Sunset Sessions. Click here to buy the “Act Now” organic tee we gave to Nate!