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 […]

Plastic Packaging Industry Shifting to Bio-based Products

Plastic Packaging Industry Shifting to Bio-based Products

ESPOO, Finland, December 5, 2012 (ENS) – A new technology developed in Finland is enabling a shift of the entire plastic packaging industry toward the use of bio-based products and away from dependence on plastics made from petroleum. The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new technique to improve the quality of […]

Baguio Mayor Wins Merchants Over to Biodegradable Bags

Baguio Mayor Wins Merchants Over to Biodegradable Bags

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan is proud of his beautiful city, high in the Philippine Cordillera on northern Luzon island, so he is putting his political muscle behind the city’s anti-plastic ordinance. Nestled high in the mountains, Baguio survived a killer earthquake in 1990 to become the center […]

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 […]

Starbucks Food Waste Becomes Bioplastic Feedstock

Biorefinery Transforms Food Waste to Plastic PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 21, 2012 (ENS) – Starbucks is participating in a project to turn used coffee grounds and stale baked goods from its restaurants into bioplastics. At the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia Monday, a scientist from Hong Kong described her development and successful […]

Flexible Packaging Assoc. on Illinois State Recycling Plan

The real story as to why the plastic bag industry supported Illinois’ Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act. In this press release, the Flexible Packaging Association states that plastic bag manufacturers supported the bill because of the threat of plastic bag bans. Illinois Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act FPA is monitoring proposed Illinois legislation […]

APBA on Illinois Statewide Recycling Plan

American Progressive Bag Alliance Urges Illinois General Assembly To Pass Statewide Recycling Bill Bill serves as national model, making Illinois the first state to implement statewide plastic bag and wrap recycling SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Encouraged by the Illinois General Assembly’s Environmental Health Committee’s overwhelming vote last week to advance the Plastic […]