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Plastic Bag Challenges Industry Solutions Campaign

Plastic Bag Challenges Industry Solutions Campaign

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Plastic Bag Challenges Industry Solutions Campaign

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  1. Plastic Bag ChallengesIndustry Solutions Campaign Larry Johnson, Chairman Progressive Bag Alliance

  2. PBA Solutions Campaign • Progressive Bag Alliance – February, 2005 • Hilex Poly, Vanguard, API, Superbag, Inteplast • “Solutions Campaign” - Credible Programs • Recycling • At-Store • Curbside - CA Cities • Effective Bag Use • No-Double Bagging • More Items Per Bag • Anti-Litter Education

  3. Recycling Advances • Recycling Infrastructure Growing • Significant Advances in Machinery for Recycling • Hilex Poly Announces CA Washing Facility • Bag to Bag Recycling to be Located in California. • Start up late 2007 • 15 mm pound capacity • Turn used bags back into new bags • curbside and at-store

  4. State Legislation Passed – AB 2449 • ALL Drug Stores, Grocers Required: • Provide Recycling Bins and Public Education • Bags-“Return to Participating Store for Recycling” • Reusable Bags for Sale/Use by Customers • All Stores Can “Opt In” to Program

  5. State Legislation Passed – AB 2449 • Bag Manufacturers, Distributors, wholesale grocers provide examples of recycling education materials to retail customers • PBA Developed Store-based education materials • PBA Statewide Education Campaign - PBA to develop and pay for advertising

  6. Plastic Bag Collection & Recycling Toolkit • Prototype Developed for LA • Grocers, City, Enviro Input • Same “Branded” Color Scheme Statewide • Same “Branded” Slogans, Sign Design • Simple - Easy for Public to Understand • Used in San Francisco • Approved by: • Albertsons, Vons, Safeway, Ralph’s, other smaller stores in LA

  7. Plastic Bag Collection & Recycling Toolkit • Specifically for grocers and retailers • Step-by-step process to implement an at-store program • Bag collection • Bag consolidation • Sale of material • Consumer education • Beginning 1/1/07 Available in hard-copy or at www.progressivebagalliance.com • CONTACT your bag manufacturer or distributor

  8. Plastic Bag Collection & Recycling Toolkit • Bag Collection - Signage • Critical to have clear signs on the recycling bins that direct the customer to the bin and instruct on what bags to place in the bins • A MUST FOR A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM! • All plastic bag collection bins should be properly labeled

  9. Plastic Bag Collection & Recycling Toolkit • Bag Collection – Choosing a Bin • Options to best suit your needs • Open frame racks • Corrugated polypropylene bin and lid • Solid plastic bin • Toolkit outlines bin options and distributors

  10. Plastic Bag Collection & Recycling Toolkit • Sale of Material • Find a market suitable for your recycling program • www.plasticbagrecycling.org/searchMarketBiz.php • Recycling opportunities • Drop-off locations • Toolkit provides list of recycling companies and brokers • www.progressivebagalliance.com • Contact your bag manufacturer/supplier if you have difficulties finding sources to purchase or handle this material