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AF&PA Opposes Colorado’s EPR Scheme

May 2, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association Vice President of Industry Affairs, Terry Webber issued a statement opposing the Colorado Legislature passing (HB22-1355) that would create an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program.

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases Q1 2022 Boxboard Monthly Report

May 2, 2022
Total Boxboard production in Q1 increased two percent compared to Q1 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 94.0 percent, up 2.0 points from Q1 2021.

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases Q1 2022 Containerboard Quarterly Report

April 29, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q1 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report. Total Containerboard production in Q1 increased two percent compared to Q1 2021.

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Call for Applications to U.S. Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award

April 28, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and TAPPI announced, today, they are accepting applications for the U.S. segment of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award.

Update in Brief

Sustaining the Future with Forest Management

April 26, 2022
For Denise Weinberger, a love for the paper and wood products industry runs in her blood. She discussed what sustainability means to her and how sustainable forest management positively impacts the planet for future generations.

Recycling Q&A

What the Paper Industry is Doing to Improve Recycling

April 22, 2022
The paper recycling rate has met or exceeded 63% every year since 2009. Paper recycling is a model that works because of the industry’s investment and the millions of people who recycle every day. Read what we’re doing to continue to improve paper recycling.

Update in Brief

Green Bay Packaging Achieves Net Zero Water Certification

April 21, 2022
You can’t make paper without water. That’s one reason water stewardship is so important to the paper and wood products industry. Lisa Bauer-Lotto shares news of Green Bay Packaging’s ground-breaking net-zero water achievement and how the industry is advancing sustainability. 

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AF&PA Releases March 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

April 19, 2022
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in March decreased four percent compared to March 2021. They were down two percent when compared to the same three months of 2021.

Recycling Q&A

Are Paper Cups Recyclable?

April 18, 2022
While you’re sipping your latte, you may wonder are paper cups recyclable? Yes, paper cups are recyclable! There are currently 31 mills across North America recycling paper cups. The fiber from those cups is then used to make tissue, paper and paper packaging.  

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases March 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

April 15, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its March 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased one percent in March compared to March 2021, while U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased three percent in March compared to the same month last year.

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Bipartisan Postal Service Reform Helps Ensure Sustainable USPS

April 6, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing The Postal Service Reform Act into law.

Industry Take

Is There a Paper Ballot Shortage?

March 29, 2022
Some recent news reports have suggested a shortage of paper availability for paper ballots in advance of upcoming elections. We sat down with Terry Webber, AF&PA’s Vice President of Industry Affairs, to answer a few commonly asked questions about this important topic.