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Marketplace Sustainability

Are Paper Cups Sustainable?

Paper cups are a sustainable choice and an important part of advancing sustainability goals. Paper cups are made from renewable resources and can be recycled at paper mills.

AF&PA Supports Congressional Engagement on European Union Deforestation Regulation

We commend U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (TN) and Angus King (ME) for leading this bipartisan effort with 24 other Senators to address the challenges of EUDR.

AF&PA Applauds New York Governor Hochul for Vetoing Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act

The American Forest & Paper Association applauds Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to veto New York’s Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act. The proposed legislation brought significant concerns for our industry impacting non-tropical forest products. 

AF&PA Urges New York Governor Hochul to Veto Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act

New York’s Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act ignores the fact that the U.S. paper and wood products industry champions sustainable forestry. The legislation is unnecessary because tropical deforestation is already banned in New York. AF&PA urges Governor Kathy Hochul to veto this bill…

Are Paper Receipts Safe to Use?

Paper receipts are safe to use and handle. BPA is not used in paper receipts by U.S. producers. The paper industry is committed to product safety and innovation through continuous improvements in the manufacturing process making paper receipts the safe choice at checkout.

How the Paper Industry Champions Sustainable Forestry

The paper and wood products industry is a leader in promoting sustainable forest management. As a condition of membership, AF&PA members are committed to sustainable forest management and sourcing wood from responsibly managed forests. We source our trees from healthy, well-managed working…

Let’s Set the Record Straight. Pizza Boxes are Recyclable.

We’re aiming to answer a common question that causes a lot of confusion across the United States: Are pizza boxes recyclable? We’re here to set the record straight. 

Tissue is Sustainable

Introducing the newest superhero - Tissue! The tissue superheroes show how tissue is sustainably made. Tissue is made from renewable resources, trees, and recycled materials. Tissue is also lightweight, strong, thin and hygienic. 

Paper Packaging is Sustainable by Design

Paper-based packaging is a sustainable choice. Rachel Ingram, Design Engineer Manager for Sonoco explains how new ideas for paper packaging come to life and her goals for the future of sustainability in our industry.  

Colorado EPR Scheme Will Hurt State’s Recycling Efforts

AF&PA is disappointed by the enactment of Colorado’s Producer Responsibility Program for Recycling. Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed HB22-1355 into law, creating an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program that includes paper and paper-based packaging products.

EPA Packaging Recycling

Most recent data from the EPA  indicates that paper and paperboard packaging accounts for 3/4 of all packaging materials recovered for recycling in the U.S.

AF&PA Urges Colorado Governor Polis to Veto EPR Scheme

AF&PA Vice President of Industry Affairs Terry Webber issued a statement in response to the Colorado General Assembly passing (HB22-1355), which would create an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program.