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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 paper-based products have robust markets that work.

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