SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois General Assembly's Environmental Health Committee is today hearing testimony regarding the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act (S.B. 3442). Phil Rozenski of Hilex Poly, the largest plastic bag manufacturer and recycler in the United States, is testifying before the committee.
Mark Daniels, Chair of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, issued the following statement regarding the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act:
"The Illinois State Legislature is taking the right approach toward recycling of plastic bags, sacks and wraps by prioritizing recycling through the Plastic and Bag Film Recycling Act. More than 30,000 Americans depend on the plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry to support their families – 3,000 in Illinois alone – and this legislation will foster greater recycling efforts, resulting in new green jobs in what has been a difficult economy. The Plastic Bag Film and Recycling Act forms a uniform policy on plastic bag recycling, so that a patchwork of local laws do not hamper consumer choice and economic competition in the state."
About the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA)
The APBA represents American plastic bag manufacturers and recyclers, an industry which employs more than 30,000 American workers. Plastic bags are 100 percent recyclable and nine out of ten consumers reuse plastic bags for every day household chores. Meanwhile, reusable bags, mostly imported and made from foreign oil, cannot be recycled.
Contact: Christopher Bastardi
SOURCE American Progressive Bag Alliance