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International Paper Taking Action to Address Period Poverty

November 17, 2022
As a leading producer of pulp, International Paper is helping address period poverty, an issue that impacts 500 million women and girls around the globe. Their work on this issue recently won International Paper an AF&PA Sustainability Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In collaboration with employees and industry partners, IP is donating thousands of period care kits to empower women and improve lives. 

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AF&PA Releases October 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

November 17, 2022
Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4% in October compared to October 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 6% in October compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 1% when compared to September 2022.

Recycling Q&A

Are All Boxes Recyclable?

November 9, 2022
Most paperboard can be recycled. Yes, that means cereal boxes, bakery boxes, candy boxes, and much more. Keep your paperboard packaging clean and dry and place it in the recycling bin so it can be turned into new paper products. 

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AF&PA Announces Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

November 1, 2022
Better Practices, Better Planet is one of the longest standing sustainability initiatives for a U.S. manufacturing industry, established more than a decade ago. The 2022 AF&PA sustainability award winners demonstrate the industry’s long-held commitment to improving practices to build a better planet.

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AF&PA Releases Q3 2022 Containerboard Quarterly Report

October 28, 2022
Total Containerboard production in Q3 decreased 8.6% compared to Q3 2021. It was down 1.6% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.

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AF&PA Releases Q3 2022 Boxboard Monthly Report

October 28, 2022
Total Boxboard production in Q3 increased 3% compared to Q3 2021. It was up 2% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.The boxboard operating rate was 95.7%, up 1.2 points from Q3 and up 0.6 points year-to-date.

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Student Design Challenge Winners Focus on Innovative and Sustainable Paperboard Packaging

October 26, 2022
The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) announced the 2022 Student Design Challenge winners. Student teams from the Fashion Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University were named winners at the Packaging Council’s 2022 Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference.

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AF&PA Releases September 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

October 18, 2022
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September decreased 10% compared to September 2021. They were down 2% when compared to the same nine months of 2021.

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AF&PA Releases September 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

October 18, 2022
Total printing-writing paper shipments increased 5% in September compared to September 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 8% in September compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 1% when compared to August 2022.

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National Forest Products Week Spotlights Sustainability Leadership

October 17, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association celebrates the 62nd anniversary of National Forest Products Week. The week-long event spotlights the 950,000 people working in the forest products industry.

Update in Brief

Sustainability in the Forest Industry

October 12, 2022
Forests play a major role in our lives, providing us with food, water and recreation. What makes that possible? Hear what Jeff Bradley, Director of Sustainability Standards at the American Wood Council (AWC) has to say about sustainability in the forest products industry.

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Paper Bags Are a Sustainable Choice for New Jersey

October 5, 2022
New Jersey is the only state in the nation that has banned paper bags. Lawmakers in Trenton can fix this broken law with an amendment to ensure access to paper bags, which are 100% recyclable, as well as reusable and compostable.