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Update in Brief

Why Does the Price of Stamps Keep Increasing?

We explain why United States Postal Service (USPS) postal rates went up and what higher postal rates mean for the paper industry.  

What is the Environmental Impact of the Paper Industry?

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.

Why the EU Needs to Reconsider Their Deforestation Law

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.

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.

Embracing Sustainable Tissue Production

We dove into how the industry is embracing sustainable tissue production to make toilet paper and paper towels. We got an insight into how one company, Procter & Gamble, approaches it. 

Solutions to Minnesota's Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act

Minnesota lawmakers are rushing to implement the Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act. We support and encourage Minnesota lawmakers to complete a needs assessment before considering an EPR program. This would help them reach their goals to improve their recycling system.

Why Statewide Needs Assessments Are Needed Before EPR

Before an EPR program is considered, states need to do a needs assessment. These studies help states better understand the current state of their waste and recycling system.

Facts About Energy Use and the Paper Industry

Energy is required to make paper and wood products. As a leader in sustainability, the forest products industry has made significant strides to increase energy efficiency, reducing purchased energy by more than 13% since 2005.  

What is Biomass Energy? 

The paper and wood products industry is part of a circular value chain that prides itself on sustainable practices. One of the ways we’re doing that is through the production of renewable biomass energy. Then we use that biomass energy to fuel our mills so we don’t have to use as much fossil fuels…

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.

Why EPA Should Not Finalize the Particulate Matter NAAQS Standard

EPA is proposing an update to their National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter, PM2.5. However, their proposal threatens manufacturing industries, including the paper industry. Lowering the standard would threaten or prevent modernization projects and other major…

Are Tissue Products Sustainable?

Tissue products like toilet paper and paper towels are sustainably made. Take a closer look at how they are produced with sustainability in mind.