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

  • Plastic bag bans and taxes have an impact on more than 30,000 American families who make their living directly from plastic bag manufacturing and recycling, as well as the thousands more who are indirectly employed. More »
  • Plastic bags are 100 percent recyclable. More than 900 million pounds of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were recycled in 2010. More »
  • Plastic bags provide a cleaner, safer option at the grocery store. Many reusable bags contain high levels of lead; microbiologists have found harmful bacteria like E. coli, salmonella and fecal coliform in reusable bags. More »