Gonzales, CA Adopts Reusable Bag Regulation

Gonzales, CA Adopts Reusable Bag Regulation

Gonzales, California, July 7, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Gonzales passed an ordinance today that prohibits any retail establishment from giving a customer a single-use carryout bag for the purpose of transporting purchases away from the premises. A retailer may make available for sale to a customer either a recycled content paper bag […]

Plastic Bag Maker Buys Paper Bag Maker

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 […]

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 […]

Los Angeles County Paper Bag Charge Tested in Appeals Court

Los Angeles County Paper Bag Charge Tested in Appeals Court

Plastic Bag Company Claims Prop 26 Applies | Plastic Bag Ban Report LOS ANGELES, California, April 19, 2012 (ENS) – A lawsuit challenging Los Angeles County’s plastic bag ban and 10-cent paper bag charge has gone to the California Court of Appeal. In July 2011, Los Angeles County passed the Plastic and Paper Carryout Bag […]

What Kind of Forest Does Your Paper Bag Come From?

What Kind of Forest Does Your Paper Bag Come From?

When plastic bag bans first got started, their intention was to simply get rid of plastic bags. Of course, humans have such a ‘bag habit’ that, when plastic bags were no longer available, they turned to paper bags. Retailers were more than willing to give away paper bags just to keep customers content. When this […]

Retailers: Train Personnel How To Pack Reusable Bags

Retailers: Train Personnel How To Pack Reusable Bags

I constantly hear merchants complain that a plastic bag ban will slow down the check-out lanes. They say it takes longer to bag items in a reusable bag. Really? Want some cheese with that whine? If I remember correctly, the same statements were made by retailers years ago when the plastic bag became popular. Back […]