On August 28, 2020, Matt Seaholm, former executive director of the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, joined Frank Morano on WABC’s Morano in the Morning to discuss the status of New York’s plastic bag ban. Seaholm reiterated that the New York’s plastic bag ban is broken and needs fixed, and if it goes into effect as is, stores in New York won’t have an adequate supply of paper and reusable bags. Seaholm also discusses the misinformation about plastic retail bags, stating that they are 100% recyclable, highly reused, and make up a tiny percentage of litter and municipal solid waste.



The American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance (ARPBA) represents America's plastic bag manufacturers and recyclers. Founded in 2005, the ARPBA promotes the sustainable use, reuse and recycling of its products, advocates for sustainable, fact-based public policy and fights against taxes and bans that increase costs for stores and prices for shoppers.