“On the PR side, they’ve launched campaigns like Save The Plastic Bag, which are flooding websites and media with sometimes misleading information: namely, that reusable bags may contain germs that could get your family sick if you don’t wash them (duh: every piece of cloth can contain germs if you don’t wash it, including tea towels, garments, cleaning cloths, etc.).
On the legal side, they’ve sued cities that have banned plastic bags like Oakland, CA, Fairfield, CA, and San Jose, CA, arguing that the decisions were taken without proper environmental impact studies and asking for bans to be taken down.
Unsatisfied with these practices, this business group seems to be taking the next step: filing suits against entrepreneurs that are standing up against single-use plastics. Such is the case of a recent lawsuit that three major plastic bag producers have filed against ChicoBag Company, a pioneering company in the reusable bag movement.”
Plastic Bag Companies Now Suing Entrepreneurs: The ChicoBag Case via Paula Alvarado – TreeHugger