The Frontline Defense against Plastic Bag Bans and Taxes Nationwide

The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) represents the U.S. plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry, which employs nearly 25,000 workers in 40 states. Founded in 2005, the APBA proactively promotes product lines and leads numerous public policy initiatives that serve as the frontline defense against plastic bag bans and taxes nationwide.

With the support of the industry’s workers, the APBA promotes American-made plastic products that are the smartest, most environmentally-friendly choice at the checkout counter for both retailers and consumers.

Once disposed, reusable bags take up to 9.3% more space than plastic bags in landfills.

Plastic bags may get a new life as eco-friendly raw material for playgrounds, construction materials and new plastic bags.

The manufacturing process for paper bags uses 3 times more water and emits 2 times more greenhouse gases than plastic grocery bags.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find a Recycling Center

Other ways to get involved:

Hold a recycling event

In the News

Plastic Bag Ban and Tax Will Hurt New Jersey Families

October 2, 2018 by NJ101.5

New Jersey politicians are one step closer to passing the nation’s most far-reaching bag ban and tax proposal to date. Included in the extreme legislation is a ban on plastic grocery bags and a minimum 10-cent tax on paper bags. Not only will this proposal fail to meaningfully reduce the state’s litter, it will also unfairly tax low-income families.

Lawmakers Advance Strictest Plastic Bag Ban in Nation

September 27, 2018 by Chasing News

Coverage from Chasing News with Bill Spadea

Don’t Sack the Sack! Plastic Bags Are Actually Better for the Environment

September 19, 2018 by Inside Sources

For years, shoppers had a choice: “Paper or plastic?” But in the past decade, plastic shopping bags have fallen out of favor as environmental activists have mounted a “Ban the Bag” campaign. As a result, some cities and states have passed laws to push shoppers to use reusable bags, made from materials like cotton, hemp and polypropylene in lieu of disposable plastic.

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