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Restoring Land and Relationships with the Shoshone Tribe

AF&PA member Procter & Gamble shares how they’re on the ground working with the Shoshone Tribe to share their story and restore the land to its 1863 condition.

Advancing the Circular Economy: Sustainable Paper and Wood Products for a Greener Future

Kerry Brown of Domtar explains how STEM skills can help the paper and wood products industry.

AF&PA Testifies on How Paper and Wood Products Are Essential to the Circular Economy

AF&PA's Brian Hawkinson delivered testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hawkinson highlighted the industry’s recycling success story and the importance of our products to the circular economy.

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.

 Essential STEM Skills Help Create Essential Paper Products

Jenny Tang, Converting Operations Manager for Essity in North America, shares how her background in STEM has prepared her for the different challenges she faces in the paper and wood products industry.

Children’s Book Spotlights Forest Careers

Books have the power to unlock imaginations, expand worldviews and even excite child-like wonder. That’s how the story goes in Lucy Meets a Logger, a new children’s book published by author Stephanie Fuller.

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.

Sustainable Forestry is Key to a Healthy and Lasting Paper Industry

Paper and wood products touch our everyday lives. From the structure of buildings that we live in, to the hygiene products we use, we rely on forest products. But the source they come from depends on us. Tony Diaz, chip mill operations manager with Graphic Packaging International LLC and…

Sustainable Forestry a ‘Win-Win’ for the Environment and Family Forest Owners

For Sarah Holmes, owner of Holmes Forestry, sustainable forestry is easy to define, “sustainable forestry is just good forestry.” Her love for forestry began in college after taking an introductory forestry field class at the University of Maine at Orono. Since then, her career has taken her…

The Future of Forestry is Through Education

When Chuck Daniels explains working forests to a 6th grader, he tells them they're full of life. He also says we depend on the forests, and the forests depend on us.

The History of Paper

Before paper as we know it existed, people communicated through pictures and symbols carved into tree bark, painted on cave walls, and marked on papyrus or clay tablets. Then, paper came along.

Safety is our Mindset Serves as Paper Industry Employee Safety Motto

Safety is more than a goal for the paper and wood products industry — it’s a mindset. The people who develop, implement and monitor safety programs to help keep our employees safe are a key component to achieving “Goal Zero.”