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

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More than 30,000 hardworking Americans depend on the plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry to make a living.

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

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More than 90 percent of Americans reuse their plastic bags.

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Can plastic bag bans backfire?

Governments are increasingly banning the use of plastic products, such as carryout bags, straws, utensils and microbeads. However, these policies fall short if people actually reuse those items instead of buying new ones.

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Regulating plastic bags may sound like a good solution, but the alternatives aren’t necessarily better for the environment.

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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).

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