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Live I'm Jonathan undated video supermarket.
Recently in many areas of the country you may have realized that you can't get plastic bags -- -- For your groceries.
There is of Seattle may be the next city to actually banning plastic grocery bags and tax the use.
A Paper bags standing -- just chairman and CEO of -- next -- which I guess is -- mean huge plastic recycling companies are.
So yes -- -- -- producer plastic bags and -- major recycling of plastic films of bags and -- so so you're not too happy with this -- this sort of creeping ban on plastic -- I would imagine.
Well I think what's important is that when people making these decisions they need to understand the facts.
And when you when you think about it when you think of plastic majority of people think -- -- comes from -- right.
Well that's incorrect our product is made -- -- natural gas.
You know when you look at the environmental aspects of our bags compared other alternatives such as Paper.
Into a reusable bags.
Plastic bags and finally more friendly the -- percent recyclable.
They use less -- resources than a Paper -- would.
And -- bags -- manufacture here United States.
And comparative to a reusable bag which is coming from overseas we -- -- polypropylene.
Which is of the -- loyal they come from oil so.
We are US manufacturer making a product that is much more environmentally friendly compared to the -- So you would say these this city cancels a sort of reflexively.
Doing this week and actually researching the facts of the issue.
Well -- that's a great point is that when we have sat down with many legislators whether it's -- city level at the federal level at the state level.
You know we have been able to show them that the information that they're getting is -- in the real facts.
A lot of that he realized that the bags that we're making are actually made from natural gas the impact on a country that needs jobs significantly this is the US industry.
Not only do we support our -- industry which is tens of thousands of jobs but other industries since we're buying significant raw materials from other companies.
And once they understand that we've had significant wins in the state of California or again Maryland.
And it just takes time and energy for us to sit down and educate them.
Do you think you have a chance to reverse some of the bands in some cities -- -- that today you think of those people -- set.
In their ways and that that you will not get that change absolutely that we have a chance and as we get.
More people understand the the information they have -- -- correct that they learned the real facts about it.
And that won the biggest items out there is the ability to recycle these products not only are recycling plastic bags but we're recycling.
Films over -- for your water bottles up from the one that you buy industrial plastic.
And so we built this recycling industry and really a Green industry creating Green jobs which makes money for us.
And we're trying to continue to grow that and I think once people see this.
In the industries and governments they see that it's not -- horrible product actually it's an excellent -- Send money trying to bring the panel and hit have a chat about this absolutely wanted to speaking -- -- -- what do you what do you make of this.
I think it's actually fascinating you're doing a great job educating the world about this one of my guess what question would be or when you try to get that -- the bans overturned or you.
Being selective and saying.
-- if you allow plastic that's made out made from natural gas and on data from oil so that -- being served both the environmental purpose and the jobs creation purpose that's the way I'd like to see the world golf.
I think what's important is that people should have a choice to I think that's that made this country great is the ability to have a choice.
I'm what they have to have a choice and have the right information out there when you look at our industry you know it's it's a US base in the street all of our plants are here in the US.
But it's the information says that they're not recyclable they're a 100% -- in fact.
We currently put 25% recycled content into our bags as we speak.
And there's the ability for each one of you to return this these products as well as other products.
Two places to have that recycle which not only -- in the plastic bags but goes into lumber into a pipe and things of that too.
You know I hang around with too many friends who don't even like me using plastic -- at restaurants and I can't get went back.
But I think also one of the things that bothers me about those reusable bags is to not need -- state -- -- after a few uses and that's never talked about a lot of great analyst friends they want me to use those bags and like but.
Two or three times he used and it's full -- but I'm all for it.
That's not what your.
What's your message overall to anybody who is involved in this debate in any consumers thinking about it well I think what's important is be involved in -- political process I mean.
I look at the tens of thousands of people look them in the eyes at our plants and people -- why they attacking a product and try to put me out of work.
When they're using the incorrect information especially at -- time when we need everybody.
As many people working so.
Understand the facts be involved in the political process get in front of your City Council member of your legislative that is.
Understand what the facts are and make an informed decision you make your points very happily -- -- chairman and CEO -- Polly thank you very much.
And people can -- we go check out -- website if there was information about the absolutely and pilots poly dot com all right great semi -- great to have you here thank you very much --
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