Did you know plastic bags are the most environmentally friendly option at the checkout?Learn More
The real solution to reducing waste and litter in our environment.Learn More
Thousands of hardworking Americans depend on the plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry to make a living.Learn More
E. coli, salmonella, and other harmful bacteria have been found in unsanitary reusable bags.Learn More
Nearly 78% of people reuse their plastic bags.Learn More
There is no doubt – the pending plastic bag ban in New York is broken. But the good news is there is a compromise plan for success and that has already been proven in the Empire State.Learn More
The strictest-in-the-nation ban on plastics was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Phil Murphy. According to one opinion columnist, “This is an all-around awful ban that makes progressives pat themselves on the back but does virtually nothing to change the planet.”More ›
In a recent Staten Island Advance opinion column, the author opines that New York’s plastic bag ban is dangerous during the pandemic.More ›
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Bag the Ban was developed in response to proposed laws that would ban or tax plastic grocery and retail bags. The plastic bag industry is deeply committed to the environment and, as such, does not agree with banning or taxing bags because these policies create negative consequences for the environment and economy. Bag the Ban is a project of the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance (ARPBA).