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Explore the Essential Products and Work of the Pulp and Paper Industry

“It’s a rewarding job to know that people depend on the products that you make.” 

Paper products are intertwined into our everyday life, and they remain essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

These are products that millions of Americans rely on. Things like toilet paper, paper towels and tissue products, as well as corrugated boxes that help protect and ship products, such as food and medical supplies.  

The men and women of the paper and wood products industry know they’re working for a common purpose—to serve communities near and far. Hear from pulp and paperworkers in a video, which highlights the essential nature of the job.  

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative—Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.