The APBA responded to California's recent and misguided plan to ban plastic bags by announcing it would qualify a referendum. Learn more about the fight to help California consumers preserve their right to choose plastic bags and prevent grocers from collecting billions in untaxed profits.
In the News - WIRED Article: "Reuse Plastic Bags, Recycle Them, Respect Them"
WIRED published an article recently titled "Throwing This Out Here: Plastic Bags Are Amazing and You Should Appreciate Them More."
Statement from American Progressive Bag Alliance on California Attorney General's Official Title and Summary for Proposed Environmental Fee Protection Act
The proposed “Environmental Fee Protection Act” was filed with the California Attorney General’s office on October 2, 2015 by the America Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) and its supporters in response to Senate Bill 270, which passed in 2014 and bans plastic retail bags and requires grocers to charge – and keep – a minimum 10 cents for each paper and thicker plastic bag provided to customers.
American Progressive Bag Alliance Files Ballot Initiative to Redirect Bag Fees from Grocers to Environmental Fund
The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) and its supporters filed a ballot initiative with the California Attorney General’s office requiring all money generated or collected under a state law that mandates consumer charges for carryout bags be directed to an environmental fund, rather than to grocers. It also provides local governments the option to direct local bag fees to the environmental fund.