NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, New York City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Margaret Chin introduced legislation that would require a minimum 10-cent citywide fee on paper and plastic grocery bags.
The following is a statement from Lee Califf, 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, including nearly 2,000 in New York State.
"Denying that this legislation is a tax is disingenuous to the hardworking residents of New York City. This proposed ordinance will drive up the cost of already expensive groceries for New Yorkers while failing to achieve any environmental goals."
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.
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SOURCE American Progressive Bag Alliance