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What Happens at a Materials Recovery Facility

Question: After your recycling is picked up, where does it go? Answer: Once the recycling truck has picked up your paper and other recyclables, it heads over to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

Paperboard Packaging Alliance Releases 2021 Student Design Challenge Finalists Promoting Community Relief Organizations

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) announced winners of its 2021 Student Design Challenge, a student competition to foster awareness and appreciation of paperboard packaging.

AF&PA Dynamic Fiber Flows: Background

The Dynamic Fiber Flows model measures the complex behaviors and trade-offs associated with changes to paper recovery and recovered fiber utilization in paper products based on system-wide interactions in the paper value chain to better inform decision makers. This download includes the project…

Benefits of Tissues - Forestry

Take on germs with paper towels. Paper towels are widely recognized for their role in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. And, each year the U.S. and Canada grow significantly more wood than is harvested. 

Benefits of Tissues - Recycling

Take on germs with paper towels. Paper towels are widely recognized for their role in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. Nearly 90% of paper towel manufacturers use recycled fiber to make new paper towel products.

The Importance of STEM in Paper and Wood Products Industry

Kelley Crouch and Anna McFarland from Domtar explain why individuals with a STEM degree can help manufacture sustainable and everyday essential products.

New York Times Misses the Point on Paper Recycling

The New York Times covered Maine’s dramatic new recycling law. But they missed the point on paper recycling. AF&PA responded in a letter to the editor.

AF&PA Dynamic Fiber Flows: Case Study for Tissue

The Dynamic Fiber Flows case studies measure the complex behaviors and trade-offs associated with changes to paper recovery and recovered fiber utilization in paper products based on system-wide interactions in the paper value chain to better inform decision makers. This download includes the…

AF&PA Dynamic Fiber Flows Case Study for Printing-Writing

The Dynamic Fiber Flows case studies measure the complex behaviors and trade-offs associated with changes to paper recovery and recovered fiber utilization in paper products based on system-wide interactions in the paper value chain to better inform decision makers. This download includes the…

Recycled Fibers

Recycled paper fibers can be reused 5 to 7 times to make new paper and cardboard products.