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The Bag Monster Says…

posted by Stillman Brown

…show up to the ID Project’s Integral Activism meeting on Sunday June 29 at the Lila center!
Our current project is to reduce and, eventually, ban plastic bag usage in New York City. It’s ambitious and complex, and we need all the help you have to offer! Other cities have taken steps to greatly reduce their plastic bag consumption and sometimes they are visited by an odd creature called the Plastic Bag Monster. Watch as the monster lobbies the Santa Monica city council for his continued survival (he’s so clever. So cunning):
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See you Sunday!
-Stillman



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thegreenkid

posted June 26, 2008 at 2:05 pm


That was awesome!



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a borrowed post- THE PLASTIC BAG MONSTER! « fleetings

posted June 26, 2008 at 2:43 pm


[...] · No Comments I just saw a post that I loved on the InterDependence Project’s blog (click here!). It had a video of the Santa Monica city council. A Plastic Bag Monster shows up to plead his [...]



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a plastic bag monster? « Trash Diary

posted June 26, 2008 at 2:48 pm


[...] 26, 2008 I just saw a post that I loved on the InterDependence Project’s blog (click here!). It had a video of the Santa Monica city council. A Plastic Bag Monster shows up to plead his [...]



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Ethan Nichtern

posted June 26, 2008 at 3:24 pm


Love it Stillz.
Just talked to Senator Schneiderman, who has a not so fun story about how the State Legislature was just forced to weaken the City Council’s plastic bag bill from earlier this year. He’s going to talk about it Sunday at the meeting. Politics is grimy for sure.
He was also bummed because the US Supreme Court just struck down the DC gun control law. Can we please eliminate the 2nd amendment? I think we already beat the British, right?



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Stillman Brown

posted June 26, 2008 at 3:31 pm


Hey Ethan – you can wrest THESE guns (indicates biceps and forearms) from my COLD and DEAD HANDS, uh, cause I’ll be HOLDING THEM. Yeah.
But seriously, it’s a bad setback.
And thanks to the blogger from Fleetings, who picked up the Plastic Bag Monster video and included some useful information in her post. Read it here:
http://fleetings.wordpress.com/2008/06/26/a-borrowed-post-the-plastic-bag-monster/



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GZA

posted June 26, 2008 at 3:49 pm


Yes, the bag monster just got back from Albany, unfortunately.
http://www.observer.com/2008/quinn-trashes-albanys-plastic-bag-bill



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Bag Monster

posted June 30, 2008 at 1:25 pm


Back in the 70’s, leisure suits and my plastic bags were all the rage and people couldn’t get enough of them. I was the “in” bag, and now people who use ChicoBags try to make me feel like I’m a Pinto in a Prius world. Well, I’ll tell you what – I’m just as hip as I was in the 70’s and my plastic bags ARE reusable – ummmm, yeah – you can reuse them once as a dog poo bag or a trash can liner on its way to the landfill… Hooray! My plastic bags are making a comeback as reusable bags! First my plastic bags, and next, leisure suits! Oh, it’s good being a trend setter again. =)



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Ethan Nichtern

posted June 30, 2008 at 1:49 pm


Hey all, did anyone else surmise from the above post that the bag monster is a creation of the Chico Bag company (they are my favorite reusable bag, btw, although a tad pricy at 5 or so bucks each). Hope President Obama or NY Senate Majority Leader Schneiderman subsidizes them!
Good performance art by Chico Bags!



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