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.

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

The conventional plastic bag is the one with the least environmental impacts.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Find a Recycling Center

Other ways to get involved:

Hold a recycling event

In the News

Plastic Bag Ban Would Have Unintended Consequences

December 28, 2018 by

It’s unfortunate that some politicians and environmental activist groups would have New Jerseyans believe that a statewide ban on plastic bags will help address New Jersey’s litter and waste issues. The truth is, bag bans haven’t meaningfully reduced litter or waste anywhere they’ve been tried and carry unintended economic and environmental consequences.

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

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