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Safety Top of Mind for Resolute

June 22, 2022
Safety is a mindset for AF&PA members and their employees. Learn from David Marshall about how Resolute gives back to communities and provides an incentive for zero injuries at their mills across North America.   

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AF&PA Releases May 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

June 16, 2022
Total printing-writing paper shipments increased two percent in May compared to May 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased three percent in May compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased one percent when compared to April 2022.

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AF&PA Releases May 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

June 16, 2022
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in May increased 1 percent compared to May 2021. They were up 1 percent when compared to the same 5 months of 2021.

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Colorado EPR Scheme Will Hurt State’s Recycling Efforts

June 3, 2022
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.

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U.S. Paper Industry Reaches Recycling High in 2021

May 24, 2022
AF&PA announced 68% of all paper consumed in the United States was recycled in 2021 – a rate on par with the highest rate previously achieved. Additionally, the recycling rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) – commonly known as cardboard – increased. 

Update in Brief

Unpacking Continuously High Paper Recycling Rates

May 23, 2022
The numbers are in! Paper is one of the most recycled materials. This is confirmed by our continuously high recycling rates. In 2021, the paper recycling rate climbed to 68%. And the recycling rate for cardboard boxes was 91.4%.   

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AF&PA Releases April 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

May 23, 2022
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in April decreased two percent compared to April 2021. They were up one percent when compared to the same four months of 2021.

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Making Change for the Better with Nonwoven Materials

May 20, 2022
Hong Wilcoxon is the quality manager at Domtar’s Engineered Absorbent Materials (EAM) facility in Jesup, Georgia. She helps make change for the better, including innovative products with sustainable, nonwoven materials.

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AF&PA Releases 62nd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey

May 19, 2022
AF&PA released the 62nd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey, indicating overall U.S. paper and paperboard capacity declined, 0.4% in 2021, compared to the average decline of 1.0% per year since 2012.

Update in Brief

Designing a Winning Package to Stop AAPI Hate

May 17, 2022
2021 Student Design Challenge winner, Claudia Natasha from the Fashion Institute of Technology, shares what inspired their winning packaging design and her hopes for the packaging future. 

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AF&PA Urges Colorado Governor Polis to Veto EPR Scheme

May 11, 2022
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.

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Blue Sky Award Recognizes Innovative Science and Research

May 4, 2022
Chinmay Satam and Udita Ringania, past winners of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award share their research and perspective on the sustainability of the forest products industry.