About Us

Bag the Ban is a project of NOVOLEX, an industry-leading manufacturer of recycled content high density polyethylene (HDPE) bags, paper bags, films and related products. The plastic bag industry alone in the USA employs more than 30,000 Americans and supports thousands more who supply products and services to this uniquely American-based market.

Bag the Ban was developed in response to proposed laws that would ban or tax grocery bags. As a participant and endorser of the EPA's WasteWise Program, NOVOLEX is deeply committed to the environment but does not agree with banning and taxing bags.

NOVOLEX believes in a better solution, one that increases the recycling of grocery bags across the country without banning products or taxing families. Thank you for visiting Bag the Ban—please join the effort to prevent bans and taxes on shopping bags.

For more information about NOVOLEX, visit www.NOVOLEX.com.

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Learn the Facts

  • Studies show that taxes and bans don't keep plastic litter out of the landfill. Without plastic grocery bags, people just purchase replacement bags—often made of thicker, heavier plastic—and then send those bags to the landfill, too. More »
  • Plastic bags are made in America; hundreds of millions of reusable bags are imported from China and other countries each year. More »
  • Plastic bags are recycled into building materials such as backyard decking, fencing and playground equipment. More »