Don't put a tax on paper bags

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The commentary "Paper or plastic? We should charge fees for both," March 13, portrays paper bags as a problem.

Rather, they are a solution, and should not be taxed. We oppose proposals that tax paper bags.

Paper is the most recycled material, by weight, in the world. Paper bags are typically the only grocery bag recyclable in residential curbside collection and are easily processed at municipal recovery facilities.

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Source: Times Union

 

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