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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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COVID-19: Protecting grocery workers is a top priority. Plastic bags help that effort

It is imperative that employers and regulators do everything possible to protect grocery store employees while they are providing the crucial service of keeping the public fed. That includes banning reusable bags, which have been demonstrated to harbor bacteria, contagions and viruses — particularly if people do not wash them between uses, as research has shown that all but 3% of shoppers do not.

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Plastic bag bans dangerous during COVID-19 pandemic

As we combat the coronavirus pandemic it’s important for Americans to note that many environmental initiatives that purport to “save the planet” not only restrict consumer choice and hurt the business sector— it also puts the public safety at risk.

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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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