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Woodstock, Illinois just passed a 10-cent plastic bag tax. According to a Northwest Herald editorial, “when government mandates the tax and collects most of the revenue…it seems more like a cash grab.”More ›
Despite good intentions, bans on single-use plastic bags are largely ineffective, punish small businesses, and restrict consumer choice. Anchorage’s ban is no different.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 Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA).