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
New York state can’t seem to get out of its own way when it comes to banning the use of plastic bags in supermarkets and other shops.More ›
Experts have previously warned about a paper bag shortage that will be exasperated nationally once New York’s ban on single-use plastic bags takes effect on March 1. There are now concerns about a possible shortage of reusable bags as the result of a halt on exports out of China amid the coronavirus outbreak.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).