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Update in Brief

Diversity and Collaboration Build Value for Paper Industry

September 23, 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month is a reminder of the value of diversity in the paper and wood products industry. Rafael Garcia, Vice President – Environmental Stewardship Strategy, Consumer Products Group at Georgia-Pacific told us about the value unique perspectives bring to sustainability challenges.

Press Release

AF&PA Releases August 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

September 16, 2022
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in August remained essentially flat (-0.1%) compared to August 2021. They were essentially flat (+0.1%) when compared to the same 8 months of 2021.

Press Release

AF&PA Releases August 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

September 16, 2022
Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5% in August compared to August 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 1% in August compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when compared to July 2022.

Press Release

Paperboard Packaging Alliance Releases 2022 Student Design Challenge Finalists

September 15, 2022
The Paperboard Packaging Alliance announced their 2022 Student Design Challenge Finalists. Teams from Fashion Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University advance as finalists. This year's challenge asked students to design sustainable, fiber-based packaging that can also be recycled. 

Industry Take

Georgia-Pacific’s Christian Fischer Champions Sustainability

September 12, 2022
A diverse workforce helps advance new perspectives to an ever-changing industry. Christian Fischer, President and CEO at Georgia-Pacific and chair of AF&PA Board of Directors explains why he believes every person has a role to play in advancing stewardship.

Recycling Q&A

How Do You Recycle Shredded Paper?

September 6, 2022
Can you recycle shredded paper? Yes, but shredding it makes the paper less likely to be recycled if small bits of paper aren't properly contained. Only shred things with sensitive information to protect your privacy. 

Update in Brief

Paper Packaging is Sustainable by Design

September 6, 2022
Paper-based packaging is a sustainable choice. Rachel Ingram, Design Engineer Manager for Sonoco explains how new ideas for paper packaging come to life and her goals for the future of sustainability in our industry.  

Update in Brief

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

September 1, 2022
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 16, 2022
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.  

Press Release

AF&PA Releases July 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

August 15, 2022
Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in July compared to July 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 3% in July compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 2% when compared to June 2022.

Update in Brief

Forest Management Key to Healthy Forests

August 11, 2022
Blair Bishop is a registered forester and the owner of Bishop Forestry and Land PLLC. Bishop believes to help forests thrive now and in the future, others need to learn about managing healthy forests.

Press Release

AF&PA Promotes Andrew Topps to Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

August 2, 2022
AF&PA has promoted Andrew Topps as the next Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Topps joined AF&PA in 2010, and has been a key member on AF&PA’s legal team