Progressive Bag Alliance
The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA), founded in 2005, is a group of American plastic bag manufacturers and related companies who lobby against plastic bag bans or fees. The organization is currently part of SPI, the plastics industry trade association. From 2007-2011, it was known as the Progressive Bag Affiliates (PBA) when it part of the American Chemistry Council.
In California, APBA spent 3 million dollars in 2014 organizing a petition against the statewide ban on plastic bags in grocery stores passed by the state legislature. The petition collected 800,000 signatures, halting the ban pending a 2016 referendum. Voters approved the referendum, Proposition 67, reinstating the ban.
- Advance Polybag, Inc. - bag manufacturer
- The Dow Chemical Company - resin maker
- ExxonMobil Corporation - HDPE resin maker
- Hilex Poly Co., LLC. - bag manufacturer, co-founder
- Inteplast - bag manufacturer
- NOVA Chemicals, Inc. - polyethylene manufacturer
- Superbag Corporation - bag manufacturer
- Total Petrochemicals USA - polyethylene manufacture
- Unistar Plastics, LLC - bag manufacturer
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