Part of the LiveOAK Network

About Us:

We are a new media company publishing websites that focus on energy, the environment and sustainable living. By leading the conversation about green issues, LiveOAK aims to advance the principles of sustainability by making them meaningful and accessible to a mainstream audience.

  • sandy

    I agree with you that recycled bags are not just

    economic, but also very sturdy. Earlier on, I’ve come

    across another video about recycled stuff- it’s about

    recycled pvc handbags. You should see it.

    http://youtu.be/_-j74UKurr0

    • Allison Leahy

      Upcycled bags–awesome! Thanks.

  • Joe

    I see a host of quotations from Hilex Poly. Did the author bother to interview Andy Keller for this article? Is there any financial relationship between Hilex Poly and Earth & Industry or Ms. Leahy? This is the second article that she has written in recent months with a pro-Hilex Poly spin. Also, what is the purpose of the graphic at the top?

    • Allison Leahy

      Joe,
      The leading image is a light-hearted poke intended to draw people in– I bring my reusable bags everywhere and hope others try to do the same. I don’t see this piece as having a “spin”. My intention was to juxtapose the original and counter statements with a “note” to give readers additional context. Early this year Earth and Industry was invited to tour Hilex-Poly’s Bag-2-Bag recycling facility, but rest assured, there is no financial relationship between Hilex-Poly and myself or Earth and Industry. After reading a variety of posts regarding this lawsuit, I felt an interview with Phil Rozensky would add something to the discussion. I did not get the chance to interview Andy Keller.

  • Jane

    Here’s an update on the lawsuit involving ChicoBag. A settlement was reached Sept. 13, 2011. Use this link to view ChicoBag’s press release regarding the settlement http://www.chicobag.com/settlement-press-release

    • Allison Leahy

      This is wonderful news, thanks Jane!