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AF&PA: Paper Bag Provision Short Sighted

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American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman this week issued the following statement regarding Massachusetts Senate Bill 424, "Act Reducing Plastic Bag Pollution." The bill seeks to place a 10-cent tax on recycled paper bags beginning Aug. 1, 2018.
 
"This bill, intended to reduce plastic pollution, wrongfully penalizes paper bags—a commodity that is highly recycled, recyclable, compostable, and made from a renewable resource. Unfortunately, this is a missed opportunity to differentiate paper bags as an environmentally responsible option. Paper bags are a sustainable packaging option for consumers who need carryout bags.
 
"This policy takes Massachusetts in the wrong direction and sets a poor example for the region. AF&PA looks forward to continuing to work with the state of Massachusetts on this provision."
 

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