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The Environment

Did you know plastic bags are the most environmentally friendly option at the checkout?

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Recycling

The real solution to reducing waste and litter in our environment.

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Jobs and Economy

Thousands of hardworking Americans depend on the plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry to make a living.

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Health

E. coli, salmonella, and other harmful bacteria have been found in unsanitary reusable bags.

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Reusing

Nearly 78% of people reuse their plastic bags.

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New York’s Plastic Bag Ban is Broken

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.

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The unacceptable politics of the plastic bag ban

In a recent opinion column in the Anchorage Daily News, the author outlines his concerns about the plastic bag ban during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Plastic’s Positive Role in Health and Safety

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided policymakers with a number of lessons, not the least of all that plastic, a product that’s fallen into such political disfavor that some of its variants have been banned, is invaluable in times of crisis.

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Look out! Harmful legislation may be gaining momentum in your backyard. Stay up-to-date with actions affecting your state and community with our interactive map.

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About

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).

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