APBA on Seattle Plastic Bag Ban

Seattle’s Implementation Of A Plastic Bag Ban: Statement From American Progressive Bag Alliance SEATTLE, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Starting July 1, Seattle residents will face a ban on plastic bags and five-cent tax on paper bags at all retail stores in the city. The ban is a result of the City of Seattle’s vote to […]

APBA Statement on L.A. City Bag Ban

American Progressive Bag Alliance Statement on Los Angeles City Council Action on Plastic Retail Bags LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is a statement from Mark Daniels, Chair of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, explaining this week’s action taken by the Los Angeles City Council concerning plastic bags: “This week’s actions by […]

8,800 Local Jobs Threatened by Bag Bans

Statement From the American Progressive Bag Alliance Regarding Austin Bag Ban and Tax Proposal AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —  Mark Daniels, Hilex Poly, and Chairman of the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) will provide comments before the Community Forum on Single Use Bags this evening regarding Austin’s proposed ordinance to tax and ban single […]

Environmental Community Misinformed?

Environmental Community Misinformed?

Mark Daniels, Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Policy at Hilex Poly Co. LLC., talks about plastic bag bans. “There are a lot of things that are misinformed from the environmental community,” states Daniels. In an exclusive interview by Breitbart News at the Red State Gathering 2012 conference in Jacksonville, Florida, Daniels says that plastic […]

Bright Future Forecast for Bioplastic Packaging

Bright Future Forecast for Bioplastic Packaging

Rising Demand for Bioplastic | Plastic Bag Ban Report CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 3, 2012 (ENS) – Demand for bioplastics in the United States will expand “strongly” through 2016, when it is expected to reach 550 million pounds, valued at nearly $700 million, finds a new report by The Freedonia Group, issued Monday. Bioplastics, or organic […]

Global Alliance to Advance Plant-Based Packaging

Global Alliance to Advance Plant-Based Packaging

BioBased Packaging | Plastic Bag Ban Report Atlanta, GA, June 5, 2012 (PBBR) – Five global companies have jointly agreed to form an alliance for the purpose of accelerating the development and use of 100% plant-based PET materials and fiber to create biobased packaging of their products. The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, H.J. Heinz […]

Turning Green Plants Into Greener Plastics

Turning Green Plants Into Greener Plastics

Green Plastics | Plastic Bag Ban Report NEWARK, Delaware, May 3, 2012 (ENS) – A team of chemical engineers has discovered a new way to make plastic bottles and food packaging from plants rather than from petroleum. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Delaware announced Monday that they have developed […]

Pres. Obama Announces New Government Bio-Based Products Initiative

Pres. Obama Announces New Government Bio-Based Products Initiative

February 21, 2012 —  U.S. President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum today which sets forth a new, bio-based products initiative.   Directing federal agencies to significantly increase the purchase of bio-based products over the next two years, the memorandum was issued to the heads of executive departments and agencies. As part of his “We Can’t Wait” […]

Green Your Dry Cleaning – Reduce Plastic Waste

Green Your Dry Cleaning – Reduce Plastic Waste

Dry Cleaning Bags are Single-Use Plastic Bags, Too According to news reports, dry cleaning generates 300 million pounds of plastic waste each year. Plastic waste that pollutes our oceans, rivers and lands. When you use the dry cleaners to clean and press your clothes, typically, your clean clothes are returned to you with a plastic […]

Dry Cleaning Giant Announces Plan To Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste

Dry Cleaning Giant Announces Plan To Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste

Partnership Will Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste Martinizing Dry Cleaners, America’s largest dry cleaning franchise with over 240 stores, has a new ‘green’ initiative: reducing their single-use plastic dry cleaning bags. To achieve this initiative, Martinizing has entered into a partnership with The Green Garmento™, a reusable dry cleaning bag company. Martinizing Marketing Manager Tom Moehringer […]