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Update in Brief

How Does AF&PA Calculate Paper and Cardboard Recycling Rates?

August 8, 2023
More than two-thirds of the paper used in the U.S. is recycled and used to make new sustainable paper products people use every day. That’s more than 50 million tons of paper. To unpack the paper and cardboard recycling rates further, we turned to AF&PA’s Executive Director of Recovered Fiber Brian Hawkinson to answer a few commonly asked questions.

Update in Brief

Juno is an Innovative Recycling Technology

August 8, 2023
With its Juno technology, Georgia-Pacific is diverting trash from landfills and recovering valuable materials for recycling. John Mulcahy explains how this innovation works and why paper recycling is important.  

Update in Brief

How the Paper Industry Champions Sustainable Forestry

August 3, 2023
The paper and wood products industry is a leader in promoting sustainable forest management. As a condition of membership, AF&PA members are committed to sustainable forest management and sourcing wood from responsibly managed forests. We source our trees from healthy, well-managed working forests.

Press Release

AF&PA Releases Q2 2023 Boxboard Quarterly Report

August 1, 2023
Total Boxboard production in Q2 decreased 11% compared to Q2 2022. The boxboard operating rate was 86.6%, down 7.6 points from Q2.

Recycling Q&A

Are Address Window Envelopes Recyclable?

August 1, 2023
Are address window envelopes recyclable? Yes! You don’t even have to remove the plastic window. During the repulping process, it gets filtered out.

Update in Brief

Branching Out in the Paper and Wood Products Industry During Summer Internships

July 27, 2023
AF&PA hosted three summer interns in 2023, each passionate about sustainability in the paper and wood industry. Learn more about their findings from this summer on Capitol Hill and in D.C.

Update in Brief

Let’s Set the Record Straight. Pizza Boxes are Recyclable.

July 26, 2023
We’re aiming to answer a common question that causes a lot of confusion across the United States: Are pizza boxes recyclable? We’re here to set the record straight. 

Update in Brief

Why You Shouldn't Go Completely Paperless

July 24, 2023
There are benefits to taking a balanced approach between digital and paper-based options. Going completely paperless may not always be the best solution. Let's explore why.

Update in Brief

Devoted to Paper Industry Advocacy and Legacy

July 20, 2023
Experience the inspiring journey of David Wise, Vibration Analyst at WestRock. He champions sustainability in the paper industry as Chairman of the Pulp and Paper Workers Resource Council, advocating for growth and jobs. Witness his dedication on Capitol Hill and the legacy he passes on.

Press Release

AF&PA Releases June 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

July 18, 2023
U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 29% in June compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 4% when compared to May 2023.

Press Release

AF&PA Releases June 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

July 17, 2023
AF&PA's June 2023 report: Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments decreased by 1% compared to June 2022 and 4% for the first half of 2023. 

Press Release

AF&PA Releases May 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

June 16, 2023
According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 22% in May compared to May 2022.
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