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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.

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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.

Referendum to Repeal Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Qualifies for 2016 Ballot
After a signature check conducted by California county registrars, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the qualification of a ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 270, legislation passed in 2014 to ban plastic retail bags and allow grocers to charge–and keep–10 cents for each paper and thicker plastic bag provided to their customers.

Statement from the American Progressive Bag Alliance on Plastic Bag Tax Implementation in Dallas, TX
To ring in the new year, the city of Dallas will begin implementation of a 5-cent fee on 100% recyclable and reusable plastic retail bags, a move that will not make any meaningful impact on the environment but instead jeopardize thousands of Texas jobs and financially burden consumers.

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