Did you know that PPC takes part in grass roots efforts to educate legislators about the importance of our industry? We regularly coordinate with our members and industry allies like the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) to advocate on the local level.
For example, PPC Vice President Lou Kornet recently traveled to the Massachusetts State House to take part in Paper Industry Advocacy Day. Along with AF&PA, member companies, and other industry organizations, Lou met with several legislators and their staffs. The group offered insights into our industry’s positive impact on the state economy. After all, PPC has six member companies and its own headquarters located in cities all across the state!
Paperboard’s sustainability and recyclability were also highlighted. Specifically, Lou shared stories about PPC’s TICCIT program, our national program to teach 3rd and 4th graders about recycling and sustainability. The TICCIT program was very favorably received, and several legislators requested information to share with school systems in their own districts.
We are always tracking legislation impacting our industry at the state level, and we make efforts to bring local companies to the Legislature to advocate for our industry. We can help you connect with your local representatives, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re ready to help in this important cause. Together we can spread the word about our industry and its excellent products.