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Paper and Packaging Taxes

Americans rely on paper-based packaging for the safe delivery of essential goods their families need. Whether it is
wholesome groceries, life-saving prescription drugs, children’s clothing or pet food and supplies, these products are safely
and conveniently delivered to our doorsteps. Communities rely on paper as a tool to learn at school and communicate business ideas.

The market-driven recovery and recycling system for paper and paper-based packaging is a monumental success. Paper and paper-based packaging taxes are unnecessary because the pulp and paper industry has invested billions of dollars to create a robust, market-driven system for the recovery and recycling of our products without government intervention and fees. Industry investments like these make smart economic sense because paperbased products have robust markets that work.

Read IP’s handout on paper and packaging taxes here.