16 Sep '11, 3pm

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Drop Suit Against Reusable Bag Maker ChicoBag

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Drop Suit Against Reusable Bag Maker ChicoBag

The plastic bag companies (which also have sued cities which issued plastic bag bans ) alleged that ChicoBag 's "Learn the Facts" page, based off independent and widely accepted data on the environmental impact of single-use plastic bags, was misleading consumers. ChicoBag successfully defended their data, causing Superbag and Advance Poly to drop the suit. Settling the case, both Hilex Poly and ChicoBag agreed to provide citations for all facts and data presented in promotional material, including advertising. Hilex Poly admitted that single-use plastic bags do often end up as litter, even when disposed of properly--something which the plastic bag industry has dodged for a while--and agreed to address this issue on their website, issue messages on their bags about preventing littering. More on Plastic Bags A Worldwide Survey of Plastic Bag Bans & Waster (Infographic) Plas...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/plastic-bag-manuf...

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