For Immediate Release: June 18, 2013
Contact: Molly Pacala, 212-819-4869
Statement from the American Progressive Bag Alliance on the Los Angeles City Council decision to regulate plastic and paper grocery bags
Los Angeles, Calif. – Today the Los Angeles City Council voted to ban plastic bags and impose a 10-cent tax on paper bags, all of which retailers get to keep.
The following is a statement from Mark Daniels, Chairman of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, an organization representing the United States’ plastic bag manufacturing and recycling sector, which employs 30,800 people in 349 communities across the nation, including approximately 2,000 in California: Continue reading