Good news all around: Portland, Peru, & Puma

Lately, there’s been so much good news, I had to write up one single post to fit it all! There was even more than this, but I decided to cut it down and just feature these three great bits of news.

1. Portland Oregon is the Latest City to Ban Plastic Bags: This ban that will take effect on October 15, has banned plastic bags from “major grocery stores and some big box retailers.” Unfortunately, plastic bags will still be floating around the city in many stores, but this is still a huge and necessary step in the right direction.

2. Peru Bans Wild Animals In Circuses: Wild animals will no longer have to perform in circuses in Peru! The president of Peru, Alan Garcia, signed a law on July 21st that requires all circuses to no longer use wild animals. This is after a long campaign by Animal Defenders International and activists worked hard to make it clear to the government that these animals were suffering and didn’t belong in these conditions.

3. Puma JUST DID IT‏: Following Greenpeace International’s Detox campaign, Puma has agreed “to the elimination of all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product life cycle, and across its global supply chain, by the year 2020.” Greenpeace is now trying to garner enough signatures to persuade Nike and Adidas. Please sign to help get these other two companies on board!

(Original images sources: Inhabitat, Care2 via Animal Defenders International, & Greenpeace International email)


mary [ life inspired ]
3 August 2011 - 4:48 am

woohooo portland ! πŸ™‚

3 August 2011 - 1:49 pm

Mary – I knew you’d be pleased about that, so glad you saw this post!

Lindsay @ Our View From Wien
3 August 2011 - 4:21 pm

This is super duper fantastic news! Well done Portland, Peru, and Puma! P’s my favorite letter today πŸ™‚

3 August 2011 - 7:28 pm

What great news! The thought of fewer plastic bags floating around this world makes me happy πŸ™‚

Lydia @ See Beautiful
3 August 2011 - 9:11 pm

I’m not sure I’ve ever enjoyed alliteration so much! Thanks for sharing, Eva! This is great news.

Colleen / Inspired to Share
4 August 2011 - 3:01 am

Wow, this is huge progress!! Thanks for sharing!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
4 August 2011 - 4:54 am

Wow how awesome is Portland OR.!!!!!

Connie @ Daydream In Color
4 August 2011 - 3:46 pm

Yay for our little town of Portland. Good job Portland, Peru, and Puma! Thanks for sharing.

5 August 2011 - 5:17 pm

No kidding, no matter how I wrote this “P” was the letter, ha! Thanks for all the happy comments, all! : )

6 August 2011 - 10:00 pm

LOVE this plastic bag ban in Portland!! I wish EVERY city did that!! Wake up people!!
One more reason why I need to visit Portland!

6 August 2011 - 10:02 pm

This is great news!!!
I wish ALL cities would ban plastic bags!! That really annoys me to see plastic bags every time I shop!
And that is great news about the animals!!!

Misty :)
9 August 2011 - 4:28 pm

This is awesome news for all of these three things! One thing I wish that would happen, they should ban plastic bags everywhere and start selling/giving out reusable bags for customers. I love seeing customers bring in their own bags to the store. It makes me happy to see that other people care about the environment as well.

And that is awesome Peru banned wild animals to be in the circus! No animal should be put through that! I do have a question though, what will happen now that the wild animals are banned? Could they not get other animals to do it that aren’t in the wild? I just think the government should ban ALL animals from the circus. I mean, there are so many more things you can do at a circus without involving the animals.

As for Puma, does that pretty much mean, that they will not use any hazardous chemicals/materials when making their products? If so, that is great great news! That would be awesome if they could get Nike and Adidas to do the same thing! I am definitely going to go sign those petitions πŸ™‚

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