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Recycling Q&A

Can I Recycle Decorative Tissue Paper?

December 14, 2023
Decorative tissue paper is recyclable by paper mills. Be sure to check your local guidelines before placing it in your recycling bin.

Recycling Q&A

Can I Recycle a Greasy Pizza Box?

December 4, 2023
Grease and cheese in an amount typically found on pizza boxes are not an issue for the recycling process. 82% of Americans have access to a community recycling program that accepts pizza boxes.

Update in Brief

What is Biomass Energy? 

November 29, 2023
The paper and wood products industry is part of a circular value chain that prides itself on sustainable practices. One of the ways we’re doing that is through the production of renewable biomass energy. Then we use that biomass energy to fuel our mills so we don’t have to use as much fossil fuels.   

Press Release

AF&PA Releases October 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

November 16, 2023
Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 15% in October compared to October 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 30% in September compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when compared to September 2023.

Press Release

AF&PA Announces 2023 Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

November 10, 2023
8 Member Companies Recognized for Outstanding Initiatives in Sustainability, Innovation and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Update in Brief

Are Paper Receipts Safe to Use?

November 9, 2023
Paper receipts are safe to use and handle. BPA is not used in paper receipts by U.S. producers. The paper industry is committed to product safety and innovation through continuous improvements in the manufacturing process making paper receipts the safe choice at checkout.

Press Release

Industry CEOs Warn of Dire Economic Consequences from Proposed NAAQS Standards

November 1, 2023
AF&PA joined leaders of over 70 trade groups representing businesses across the economy in urging the Biden administration to maintain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The letter warned that moving forward with EPA’s proposed revisions would jeopardize American jobs and risk substantial economic harm.

Press Release

Winners of the Student Design Challenge Highlight Sustainability and Innovative Paperboard Packaging Solutions

October 27, 2023
Teams from University of Wisconsin-Stout and California Polytech State University take top prizes. 

Press Release

AF&PA Releases Q3 2023 Containerboard Quarterly Report

October 27, 2023
According to the report, total Containerboard production in the third quarter of 2023 decreased 1% when compared to Q3 2022 and was down 8% compared to the same 9 months last year.

Press Release

AF&PA Releases Q3 2023 Boxboard Quarterly Report

October 27, 2023
Total Boxboard production in Q3 decreased 17% compared to Q3 2022. The boxboard operating rate was 82.3%, down 12.0 points from Q3 2022.
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