APBA Statement on Minneapolis City Council Decision to Reject Fee on Retail Bags - August 18, 2017
Matt Seaholm, the executive director of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, released the following statement after this morning’s Minneapolis City Council hearing.
In the News - WIRED Article: "Reuse Plastic Bags, Recycle Them, Respect Them" - January 25, 2016
WIRED published an article recently titled "Throwing This Out Here: Plastic Bags Are Amazing and You Should Appreciate Them More."
Statement from American Progressive Bag Alliance on California Attorney General's Official Title and Summary for Proposed Environmental Fee Protection Act - Dec. 9, 2015
The proposed “Environmental Fee Protection Act” was filed with the California Attorney General’s office on October 2, 2015 by the America Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) and its supporters in response to Senate Bill 270, which passed in 2014 and bans plastic retail bags and requires grocers to charge – and keep – a minimum 10 cents for each paper and thicker plastic bag provided to customers.
American Progressive Bag Alliance Files Ballot Initiative to Redirect Bag Fees from Grocers to Environmental Fund - Oct. 24, 2015
The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) and its supporters filed a ballot initiative with the California Attorney General’s office requiring all money generated or collected under a state law that mandates consumer charges for carryout bags be directed to an environmental fund, rather than to grocers. It also provides local governments the option to direct local bag fees to the environmental fund.
Referendum to Repeal Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Qualifies for 2016 Ballot - February 24, 2015
After a signature check conducted by California county registrars, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the qualification of a ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 270, legislation passed in 2014 to ban plastic retail bags and allow grocers to charge–and keep–10 cents for each paper and thicker plastic bag provided to their customers.
Statement from the American Progressive Bag Alliance on Plastic Bag Tax Implementation in Dallas, TX - January 2, 2015
To ring in the new year, the city of Dallas will begin implementation of a 5-cent fee on 100% recyclable and reusable plastic retail bags, a move that will not make any meaningful impact on the environment but instead jeopardize thousands of Texas jobs and financially burden consumers.