Say no to bans and taxes on your grocery bags

Learn More

Get Involved

Learn the Facts

The Environment

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

Learn More

Recycling

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

Learn More

Jobs and Economy

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

Learn More

Health

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

Learn More

Reusing

Nearly 78% of people reuse their plastic bags.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Stay Updated

Spread The Word

Help get the word out about why plastic bag bans and taxes are wrong for your community by sharing our page with your friends on social media.

Take Action

Recent News

New Stories

EDITORIAL: Council wisely rejects the woke plastic bag tax

The Colorado Springs Gazette editorial board recently penned an editorial praising the City Council for rejecting a proposed 10-cent plastic bag tax.

More ›

COUNTERPOINT | Hard data shows bag fees backfire

Colorado Politics recent published an opinion column arguing that bag fees do not accomplish their stated goals.

More ›

In Your State

Find Legislation Affecting Your Area

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.

Read More

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).

Learn More