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2014-09-30 12:23:47

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) issued the following statement from Executive Director Lee Califf in response to Governor Jerry Brown's decision to sign SB 270 (Padilla) in to law. "The approval of SB 270 by the California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown could serve as a case study for what happens when greedy special interests and bad government collide in the policymaking process. "Senator Padilla's bill was...

2014-09-29 16:22:30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign legislation enacting the nation's first statewide ban of single-use plastic shopping bags prior to the September 30 deadline. Senate Bill 270 by State Senators Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach), became the first plastic bag ban approved by a state legislature in the nation. If the bill is signed...

2014-04-29 12:25:14

City-Wide Recycling Initiatives Much Better Options, Says SPI WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association opposes the partial plastic bag ban unanimously approved by the Chicago City Council's Environmental Committee. The measure is scheduled to go before the full City Council Wednesday, April 30. "The proposal to ban plastic shopping bags in Chicago is an ill-conceived job killer that will become a costly burden to families across the...

2014-03-26 16:22:59

NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, New York City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Margaret Chin introduced legislation that would require a minimum 10-cent citywide fee on paper and plastic grocery bags. The following is a statement from Lee Califf, Chair of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, an organization representing the United States' plastic bag manufacturing and recycling sector, which employs 30,800 workers in 349 communities across the nation,...

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