** MEDIA ADVISORY **
For Immediate Release: April 15, 2013
Contact: Molly Pacala, 212-819-4869
AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE BAG ALLIANCE TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE CALL ANNOUNCING LAUNCH OF CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGN AGAINST PLASTIC BAG BANS
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) will host a press conference call on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. PST announcing the launch of a public campaign to educate Californians and policymakers on the negative environmental and economic consequences of banning plastic bags. Plastic bags are American-made, 100 percent recyclable and are better for the environment than the alternatives. The campaign will urge people to examine the facts about this issue before considering misguided policy proposals based on junk science and exaggerations.
The conference call, led by APBA Chairman Mark Daniels and joined by Crown Poly, Inc. General Manager Cathy Browne, will take place ahead of the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality Hearing to address Senate Bill 405, legislation introduced by Sen. Alex Padilla (CA-20) that will prohibit California retailers from distributing plastic grocery bags and charge a tax for paper bags.
Conference call details are as follows:
WHO: Mark Daniels, APBA Chairman
Cathy Browne, Crown Poly, Inc. General Manager
WHAT: Press conference call announcing the launch of a public campaign on the negative environmental and economic consequences of banning plastic bags
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
DIAL-IN: 1-866-901-4714, Code: 36982357#
For more information, please visit: www.BagtheBan.com/Learn-the-Facts/California.
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 employees 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.