FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2014
Contact: Ioannis Kazanis, 916-505-1891
STATEMENT FROM THE AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE BAG ALLIANCE ON CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY’S VOTE TO ADVANCE STATEWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) issued the following statement from Executive Director Lee Califf after the California State Assembly voted 44-29 to advance Senator Alex Padilla’s statewide plastic bag ban, SB 270, which now moves to the State Senate floor for a concurrence vote.
“It’s disappointing that members of the Assembly voted to advance a bill that threatens 2,000 California manufacturing jobs, hurts consumers and puts billions of dollars into the pockets of grocers – without providing any benefit to the environment.
We hope the members of the State Senate exercise better judgment by supporting California jobs and working families and voting down this terrible bill.”
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.