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AF&PA Supports NY Legislature's Decision to Shelve and Improve EPR Proposal

June 10, 2024
The NY State Legislature ended its session without passing the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act. The AF&PA supports recycling improvements but seeks provisions to protect paper and paper-based packaging recycling in future discussions.

Update in Brief

What is the Environmental Impact of the Paper Industry?

June 3, 2024
We answered some common questions about the U.S. paper industry and its environmental impact. Dive in to explore how our industry is committed to sustainable manufacturing practices.

Update in Brief

Why the EU Needs to Reconsider Their Deforestation Law

May 29, 2024
We support what the EU is trying to achieve with their anti-deforestation law. The U.S. pulp and paper industry is not linked to global deforestation and forest degradation. However, EUDR imposes some unachievable requirements that create significant technical barriers, which risks trade.

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AF&PA Releases April 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

May 22, 2024
Total packaging papers and specialty packaging shipments in April increased 21% compared to April 2023. They were up 11% when compared to the same 4 months of 2023.

Recycling Q&A

Can Paper Bags Be Recycled?

May 22, 2024
Paper bags are widely accepted for recycling across the U.S. They are the only bags that are recyclable in curbside bins. This ease of recycling makes them a convenient choice.  

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AF&PA Releases April 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

May 21, 2024
Total printing-writing paper shipments increased 13% in April compared to April 2023. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 1% in March compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when compared to March 2024.

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AF&PA Urges MN Governor Walz to Veto HF 3911

May 21, 2024
AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock urged Minnesota Governor Walz to veto HF 3911. 

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AF&PA Details U.S. Paper Production and Capacity Trends

May 17, 2024
The 64th Paper Industry Annual Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey was released by AF&PA. The report provides detailed data on U.S. paper industry capacity and production compiled by the AF&PA statistics team.

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AF&PA Releases Q1 2024 Containerboard Quarterly Report

April 26, 2024
According to the report, total Containerboard production in Q1 increased 7% compared to Q1 2023.

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AF&PA Releases Q1 2024 Boxboard Quarterly Report

April 26, 2024
Total Boxboard production in Q1 decreased 2% compared to Q1 2023. The boxboard operating rate was 89.2%, up 1.3 points from the same quarter last year.

Update in Brief

Are Paper Cups Sustainable?

April 17, 2024
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.

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AF&PA Releases March 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

April 17, 2024
March 2024 saw a 5% drop in packaging paper shipments from March 2023 and a 2% decrease compared to the same period last year.
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