Paper Bag Bans and Fees

U.S. Policy Issues

International Paper believes that paper bags are an environmental success story, and clearly differentiated from plastic bags. Paper bags are renewable, compostable, recyclable and reusable, with a great end of life story.  An increasing number of state and local governments are introducing legislation that would ban plastic or paper bags, or put significant fees on our product. We feel this effort to include paper bags is unnecessary and does not reflect the advantages of paper over plastic to consumers and unfairly affects their choices and pocketbooks. 

Government Relations Contact: David Kluesner