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AF&PA Announces Support for RECYCLE Act of 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Press release from the issuing company

Washington, D.C. – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in support of Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie Stabenow’s (D-MI) “Recycling Enhancements to Collection and Yield through Consumer Learning and Education (RECYCLE) Act of 2019” (S. 2941).

“The RECYCLE Act will educate consumers on the right ways to recycle and is one of the best ways we can increase the quantity and quality of paper in the recycling stream. We are thankful for the collaborative work Senators Portman, Stabenow, Collins, Young and Wyden have undertaken to engage stakeholders on this important legislation and are eager to work with all parties to move this bill forward.

“Our industry has achieved record-setting paper recovery rates for recycling, but we also recognize the U.S. recycling system is faced with challenges that begin at the bin. Providing grants to fund recycling education programs is a positive step in working to dispel recycling myths, discourage ‘wishcycling’ and arm consumers with the resources they need to contribute to a U.S. recycling success story.”

 

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