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AF&PA Announces Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future

June 15, 2021
Continuing its leadership in sustainability, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future, a new set of sustainability goals for the paper and wood products industry.

Update in Brief

Safety is our Mindset Serves as Paper Industry Employee Safety Motto

June 10, 2021
Safety is more than a goal for the paper and wood products industry — it’s a mindset. The people who develop, implement and monitor safety programs to help keep our employees safe are a key component to achieving “Goal Zero.”

Update in Brief

Greif Inc. Aims to Inspire Others with Servant Leadership and Paper Products

May 26, 2021
The paper and wood products industry empowers its colleagues, their families and neighbors when it comes to opportunity and partnering with local communities to make an impact. Bala V Sathyanarayanan, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at Greif Inc., spoke to the ways that Greif cares for its neighbors and colleagues. 

Recycling Q&A

Does Paper Actually Get Recycled? The Industry Answers.

May 25, 2021
You put your recycling in the bin and drop it at the curb. Then what happens? Does it actually get recycled? Yes! At paper mills across the country, recycled paper is used to make the essential products millions of people rely on.

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AF&PA Releases April 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

May 25, 2021
According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased three percent in April compared to April 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased six percent in April compared to the same month last year. 

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AF&PA Releases April 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

May 24, 2021
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in April increased four percent compared to April 2020. They were up one percent when compared to the same four months of 2020. 

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AF&PA Releases 61st Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Report

May 20, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the 61st Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Report, indicating overall U.S. paper and paperboard capacity declined 1.6 percent in 2020, compared to the average decline of 1.1 percent per year since 2011.

Update in Brief

Recycling During the Pandemic: 2020 Paper and Cardboard Recycling Rates Are In!

May 13, 2021
The 2020 paper recycling rate came in at 65.7% a consistently high rate.  Meanwhile, the average recycling rate for cardboard over the last three years (from 2018 to 2020) increased to 92.4%.   

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Resilient U.S. Paper Industry Maintains High Recycling Rate in 2020

May 13, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced that 65.7% of paper consumed in the United States was recycled in 2020, maintaining a recycling rate that has been consistently high for over a decade. Since 2009, paper recycling has met or exceeded 63 percent—nearly double the rate the U.S. paper industry achieved in 1990.

Update in Brief

Hood Container Makes an Impact Locally

May 12, 2021
From local drives that bring goods to neighbors to projects that need helping hands, our members find time to give back.

Update in Brief

The Paper and Wood Products Industry Gives Back: Domtar

May 4, 2021
People are at the heart of our industry. So is being part of the communities that surround our mills and stepping up to lend a hand with community projects.

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Forestry and Forest Products Sector Releases Global Sustainability Progress Report

April 29, 2021
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report which demonstrates progress in seven key areas of sustainability. The 2021 report also highlights the forest products sector’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.