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AF&PA Releases May 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

June 16, 2023
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in May decreased 5% compared to May 2022. They were down 4% when compared to the same 5 months of 2022.

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AF&PA Details U.S. Paper Production and Capacity Trends

June 16, 2023
AF&PA released the 63rd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey. Overall, U.S. paper and paperboard capacity declined slightly by 0.4% in 2022.

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AF&PA Opposes Current Massachusetts Recycling Proposals

June 15, 2023
AF&PA opposes one-size-fits-all policies to address recycling in Massachusetts. Current proposals do not reflect the complexities of the state’s recycling system. We encourage Massachusetts lawmakers to take a more solution-oriented approach and avoid measures that penalize the forest products industry for engaging in the state economy.

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AF&PA Opposes New York State’s Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act

June 5, 2023
The American Forest & Paper Association is encouraged to see policymakers focus on improving recycling infrastructure. However, we are opposed to rushed, one-size-fits-all policies like S4246A / A5322A that do not reflect the complexities of the state’s recycling system and could impact the long-term success of highly recycled materials, like paper. 

Update in Brief

Talking Sustainability with Young Innovators

May 26, 2023
We took a moment to the 2022-2023 U.S. Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award winners about what sustainability means to them, why STEM careers are important and what forest product industry innovations they’re excited about. 

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AF&PA Appoints Julie Landry as Vice President of Government Affairs

May 23, 2023
The American Forest & Paper Association announced Julie Landry as Vice President of Government Affairs. Landry assumes the role effective immediately.

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AF&PA Releases April 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

May 17, 2023
Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 25% in April compared to April 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 21% in April compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 1% when compared to March 2023.

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AF&PA Releases Q1 2023 Boxboard Quarterly Report

April 28, 2023
Total Boxboard production in Q1 decreased 5% compared to Q1 2022. The boxboard operating rate was 87.8%, down 6.1 points from Q1.

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AF&PA Releases Q1 2023 Containerboard Quarterly Report

April 28, 2023
Total Containerboard production in the first quarter of 2023 decreased 10% when compared to Q1 2022.

Update in Brief

Is the Paper Industry Sustainable? 

April 20, 2023
People want to know, is the paper industry really sustainable? The answer is yes! Your essential paper products are sustainable. The paper industry is a leader in sustainability, taking steps to reduce GHG emissions, increase energy efficiency and advance sustainable forest management.   

Update in Brief

What is Extended Producer Responsibility

April 11, 2023
Extended Producer Responsibility is a waste management strategy that is getting a lot of attention in the U.S., mostly at the state level. The paper industry is already a responsible producer and has a track record of success. We recycle nearly 75% more paper today than we did in 1990. Dive in to learn more about the paper industry's role in extended producer responsibility. 

Recycling Q&A

Is Cardboard Recyclable?

April 4, 2023
Cardboard is a highly recyclable material that’s widely accepted for recycling in recycling programs across the U.S. By choosing to recycle cardboard, we can all play a role in creating a more sustainable future. 
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