The American Progressive Bag Alliance, a unit of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., created a video in response to the Los Angeles City Council's vote to move forward with a ban on plastic bags. APBA has come out swinging since the lopsided vote to ban bags (for more background, see Plastics News' June 4 story, "Plastic bag makers vow to keep fighting bans.") Seeing plastics industry workers personally plead with the City Council to protect their jobs sends a powerful message. But I'm not sold on the idea of juxtaposing their testimony with the remarks from actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- a bag ban supporter. The video claims Council members were star-struck. I don't buy it -- although I admit that I may have a different reaction to her appearance than other viewers, since I've been fan of her comedy since we were both undergrads at Northwestern University. What do you think about the video, Plastics Blog readers? Is this an effective tool to fight the spread of more bag bans? And for more food for thought on the topic, what did you think of our recent editorial, "Real issue driving bag bans is litter"?
Industry's video response to LA's bag ban
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