Statement From American Progressive Bag Alliance on Houston City Council Plastic Retail Bag Amendment

HOUSTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Mark Daniels, Chair of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, an organization representing the United States' plastic bag manufacturing and recycling sector, which employs 30,800 workers in 349 communities across the nation, hundreds of which work in the Houston-area – and whose jobs depend on plastic bag manufacturing and recycling.

"The best way to address litter is through a comprehensive recycling solution that preserves consumer choice and jobs.  We look forward to working with the Council and are hopeful that the conversation is fact-based and leads to common sense policy. 

We have always maintained that plastic bag bans are not the solution to litter reduction, and instead are a simplistic approach that misses an opportunity to provide a more effective solution for consumers and the environment – solutions such as programs that encourage greater recycling of plastic bags and films."

About the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA)
The American Progressive Bag Alliance was founded in 2005 to represent the United States' plastic bag manufacturing and recycling sector, employing 30,800 workers in 349 communities across the nation. APBA promotes the responsible use, reuse, recycling and disposal of plastic bags and advocates for American-made plastic products as the best environmental choice at check out—for both retailers and consumers.


 Christopher Bastardi


SOURCE American Progressive Bag Alliance

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