Renewable Bag Council Launches Redesigned Website

The recovery rate for paper bags is four times greater than that of plastic bags.

April 22, 2013 - Renewable Bag Council has launched a newly redesigned website: renewablebag.org.

The improved website showcases an enhanced branding of the Council, while creating a go-to source of information on the positive benefits of paper bags, and provides a platform to highlight the group’s @renewablebag Twitter feed.

“When choosing a retail or grocery bag, paper is the most environmentally-conscious choice. An improved web presence gives us a greater platform on which to advocate on behalf of paper bags,” said AF&PA Group Vice President Cathy Foley.

Through paper bag facts, policy statements, news and social media, the site offers visitors easy access to information about the priorities and actions the Council is taking with and on behalf of its members.

Renewable Bag Council is a coordinated effort by Kraft paper producers and converters to promote paper bags as the preferred choice for use in retail and grocery outlets. The Council, in coordination with the American Forest & Paper Association, engages in policy advocacy efforts to advance state and local legislation that protects consumers from unfair fees or taxes on paper bags.

Members of Renewable Bag Council include Ampac, Georgia-Pacific LLC, International Paper Company, Kapstone Paper & Packaging, Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging, and Port Townsend Paper Corporation.

For more information about Renewable Bag Council, contact Gretchen Spear at 202-463-5164 or email renewablebag@afandpa.org.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative — Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4.5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $190 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

SOURCE: AF&PA