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I came across an article in Outdoor Magazine that really grinned my gears. Many of us have heard of the company ChicoBag.

I came across an article in Outdoor Magazine that really grinned my gears. Many of us have heard of the company ChicoBag.

ChicoBag is working towards reducing single-use bag waste and big corporations that produce disposable bags are taking them to court for irreparable harm!

I came across an article in Outdoor Magazine that really got me fired up. Many of us have heard of the company ChicoBag.

ChicoBag's™ mission is to reduce single-use bag waste by offering compact reusable bags and packs that are designed to be unforgettable. ChicoBag™ specializes in offering fashionable, environmentally friendly, reusable shopping bags and lifestyle totes.

It's a good company that is helping keep plastic out of our landfills and oceans… So what's the problem? The problem is ChicoBag is being sued by a handful of large corporations that produce disposable plastic bags. Hilex Poly Company, Superbag Operations, and Advance Polybag are three of the largest producers of one-time-use disposable bags and they are suing ChicoBag because they have "irreparably harmed" their plastic bag business!!

You are probably thinking exactly what anyone else in his or her right mind is thinking, "Are you serious?" The answer is "Yes!" The bag companies are serious, and their goal is probably not to leave the courtroom.  If the big bag companies can drown ChicoBag with the cost of legal fees they can, in a sense, win their case in classic war of attrition.

It's irritating, not only because of a flawed system, but because it shows the blatant stubbornness of many large corporations. Instead of adapting to better, more planet friendly methods, they blindly cling to their greed and sue. It reminds me of one my favorite quotes.

"Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance."
Anthony J. D'Angel

Show your support by checking out Bag Monster and suedbyplastic.com.

Climb On!

Ryan

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