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Did you know plastic bags are the most environmentally friendly option at the checkout?

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More than 30,000 hardworking Americans depend on the plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry to make a living.

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E. coli, salmonella, and other harmful bacteria have been found in unsanitary reusable bags.

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More than 90 percent of Americans reuse their plastic bags.

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Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Ignoring Many Facts

The Eagle News Online recently published a letter to the editor that shares plastic grocery bags’ many benefits and insists that bags themselves are not the problem, but littering and its enforcement are. More ›

Recycling on the Rise

According to a new piece from Environmental Leader, the recycling rate of plastic bags and wraps is quickly on the rise More ›

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Bag the Ban was formed in response to misguided legislative proposals seeking to ban or tax American-made plastic retail bags. We believe in a better solution that encourages plastics recycling, without banning products, threatening jobs or taxing hardworking families. Bag the Ban is a project of NOVOLEX, North America’s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.

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