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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.