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Colorado legislators are considering a bill that would ban plastic bags and foam containers statewide. However, a recent opinion columnist in the Denver Post called this legislation “misguided” and argued that it would do more harm than good.More ›
Last week, news broke that Colorado state legislators intend to introduce legislation that would ban single-use plastic bags. Unfortunately, a plastic bag ban doesn’t necessarily result in better outcomes for the environment because alternatives to many single use products come with significantly higher environmental costs.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).