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Recycling Q&A

How to Recycle Paper if You Don’t Have Curbside Recycling

January 26, 2022
Paper products like cardboard boxes, pizza boxes, mail and paper bags are widely accepted in recycling programs throughout the U.S. So what do you do if you don’t have access to a curbside recycling program?  

Update in Brief

Paper Products and Materials Widely Accepted for Recycling

January 25, 2022
The vast majority of Americans have access to a community paper recycling program. Items like pizza boxes, cardboard boxes and paper bags are widely collected for recycling in the United States.

Industry Take

Advancing Paper Recycling’s Success Into the Future

January 25, 2022
The findings presented in the 2021 AF&PA Access to Recycling Study show us that community recycling programs for paper and paper-based packaging are well-developed and widely accessible. This is good news when so many individuals are looking to make a difference on behalf of the environment.  

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Vast Majority of Americans Have Access to a Community Paper Recycling Program

January 25, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released a new report indicating that the vast majority of Americans, 94 percent, have access to community paper and paperboard recycling programs. 

Update in Brief

Paper and Wood Products Industry Invests in Local Communities and Its Neighbors

January 24, 2022
Jon Peterson touches on how Resolute’s Coosa Pines Mills impacts the local community.

Press Release

AF&PA Releases Q4 2021 Boxboard Monthly Report

January 21, 2022
Total Boxboard production in Q4 increased two percent compared to Q4 2020. It was up two percent when compared to the same twelve months of 2020. The boxboard operating rate was 94.1 percent, up 0.7 points from Q4 2020 and up 1.2 points year-to-date.

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AF&PA Releases December 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

January 20, 2022
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in December increased one percent compared to December 2020. They were essentially flat (+0.0 percent) when compared to the same 12 months of 2020.

Press Release

AF&PA Releases December 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

January 18, 2022
AF&PA released its December 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments remained essentially flat (+0.1 percent) in December compared to December 2020.

Press Release

U.S. Paper Industry Reaches Record for Containerboard Production in 2021

January 18, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released preliminary 2021 data from U.S. paper and paperboard mills indicating record containerboard production, the material used to make cardboard boxes.

Industry Take

Understanding What it Means to be a Responsible Producer

December 27, 2021
As we look ahead to 2022, there are potentially other states and jurisdictions that will consider EPR approaches that could have negative consequences for the paper and wood products industry.  

Press Release

AF&PA Supports U.S. Department of Commerce’s Final Determinations in Circumvention Inquiries on Uncoated Paper

December 20, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement supporting final determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to petitions filed by U.S. manufacturers and the United Steelworkers. The U.S. Department of Commerce found that certain uncoated paper rolls from Brazil, China and Indonesia are circumventing antidumping duty orders and that imports of certain uncoated paper rolls from China and Indonesia are circumventing countervailing duty orders.

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AF&PA Releases November 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

December 16, 2021
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in November decreased two percent compared to November 2020. They were essentially flat (-0.1 percent) when compared to the same 11 months of 2020.