AF&PA Opposes Colorado’s EPR Scheme
Colorado State Senate should vote ‘no’ on Extended Producer Responsibility
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WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Vice President of Industry Affairs Terry Webber issued the following statement in response to the Colorado General Assembly passing (HB22-1355), which would create an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program.
“AF&PA is disappointed with the Colorado State House’s passage of a command-and-control EPR program that includes paper.
"Paper recycling is a model that works. Consistently high recycling rates, continuous industry investments and ongoing efforts to promote voluntary recycling are proof that EPR is not the right policy approach for sustainable paper products.
“Colorado should instead focus on addressing barriers to recycling access because of underfunded and underdeveloped recycling programs.
"We encourage the Colorado State Senate to vote to oppose this misguided EPR legislation."