Frozen New York. Or rather a couple hundred frozen people at Grand Central. Wish I’d seen it.
Ireland has gotten rid of plastic bags:
In 2002, Ireland passed a tax on plastic bags; customers who want them must now pay 33 cents per bag at the register. There was an advertising awareness campaign. And then something happened that was bigger than the sum of these parts.
Within weeks, plastic bag use dropped 94 percent. Within a year, nearly everyone had bought reusable cloth bags, keeping them in offices and in the backs of cars. Plastic bags were not outlawed, but carrying them became socially unacceptable—on a par with wearing a fur coat or not cleaning up after one’s dog.
Why can’t everywhere else in the world manage the same?
Scott and me have taken to walking around with flip and tumble bags. They’re bags that roll up into smallish balls. They’re most excellently convenient. I carry ’em in my handbag so I never have to resort to a plastic bag. (Via boingboing.)