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Plastic Bag Maker Buys Paper Bag Maker

Sign of the Times? Here is a press release from Hilex Poly, a leading plastic bag manufacturer based in South Carolina. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (Hartsville, S.C.) – Hilex Poly, a leading sustainable packaging company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Duro Bag Manufacturing Company, a pioneer and innovator in the […]

Chicago’s Bag Ban Is Job Killer Says SPI

Chicago’s Bag Ban Is Job Killer Says SPI

Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 2014 – SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association released a statement today saying that Chicago’s proposed plastic bag ban is a job killer. SPI opposes the partial plastic bag ban which was approved by Chicago City Council’s Environmental Committee last week. The proposed ordinance will be voted on tomorrow, Wed., April […]

Pete Grande, Command Packaging Make smarterbags™Available Locally

Pete Grande, Command Packaging Make smarterbags™Available Locally

smarterbags™ Available at Local Grocers Los Angeles, CA (January 9, 2014) – Command Packaging, a US manufacturer of reusable shopping and restaurant bags, today announced a new partnership with Bunzl Distribution USA to bring smarterbags™ – bag ban compliant reusable plastic bags – to grocers in areas where bag bans have eliminated ultra-thin plastic t-shirt […]

Command Packaging Engineers smarterbags™

Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2017 (PBBR) – Finally, a plastic bag manufacturer has stepped up to the plate to hit a home run for reusable bags. Although still made of plastic, the bags are thicker gauge plastic – 2.25 mil – which meets the reusable bag requirements set forth in a majority of plastic […]

Plastic Industry Comments on LA Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic Industry Comments on LA Plastic Bag Ban

The following is a news release responding to the L.A. Plastic Bag Ban from the American Progressive Bag Alliance who represents the plastic bag industry. This news release courtesy of PRNewswire. Note: Two statements in this release in which no validity is provided because there is none. . . . threatens the jobs of the […]

Statement from American Progressive Bag Alliance On California Senate Bill 405

The following is a statement concerning California Senate Bill 405, a bill to ban plastic bags statewide. Statement From American Progressive Bag Alliance On California Senate Bill 405 (via PR Newswire) SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The California State Senate voted today to move forward on Senate Bill 405, a ban on 100 percent […]

American Progressive Bag Alliance Launches California Campaign Correcting The Record on Plastic Bags

American Progressive Bag Alliance Launches California Campaign Correcting The Record On Plastic Bags (via PR Newswire) SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) today launched a campaign to educate Californians and policy makers on the negative environmental and economic consequences of banning plastic bags. The campaign, which includes television […]

CPIA Threatens Legal Action to Stop Toronto’s Bag Ban

Canadian Plastics Industry Association Toronto, CA, October 3, 2012 (PBBR) – The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), through its legal counsel, has threatened to take legal action if Toronto implements its plastic bag ban passed in June of this year. In a letter sent to Toronto’s City Solictor, Anna Kinastowski, legal counsel stated, “If the […]

CPIA Statement on Toronto Plastic Bag Ban

Canadian Plastics Industry Association TORONTO, CA, Oct. 3, 2012 – After the City Council of Toronto, Canada, passed a plastic bag ban back in June, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) issued the following statement on the Toronto Council’s Vote to Ban Plastic Bags & Rescindment of the Bag Fee By-Law. ~ ~ ~ TORONTO, […]

Hilex Poly Funds Study of Enviro-Impact of Grocery Bags

Hilex Poly Funds Study of Enviro-Impact of Grocery Bags

Clemson University Researchers Clemson University, Sept. 13, 2012 – Hilex Poly, LLC, a manufacturer of plastic bag and film products based in South Carolina, has awarded $179,864 to Clemson University for an analysis of the environmental impact of the most commonly used grocery bags. Here is the news release from Clemson University. CLEMSON — In […]

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