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AF&PA Releases April 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

May 25, 2022
Total printing-writing paper shipments remained essentially flat (+0.3 percent) in April compared to April 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased two percent in April compared to the same month last year.

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U.S. Paper Industry Reaches Recycling High in 2021

May 24, 2022
AF&PA announced 68% of all paper consumed in the United States was recycled in 2021 – a rate on par with the highest rate previously achieved. Additionally, the recycling rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) – commonly known as cardboard – increased. 

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Unpacking Continuously High Paper Recycling Rates

May 23, 2022
The numbers are in! Paper is one of the most recycled materials. This is confirmed by our continuously high recycling rates. In 2021, the paper recycling rate climbed to 68%. And the recycling rate for cardboard boxes was 91.4%.   

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AF&PA Releases April 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

May 23, 2022
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in April decreased two percent compared to April 2021. They were up one percent when compared to the same four months of 2021.

Update in Brief

Making Change for the Better with Nonwoven Materials

May 20, 2022
Hong Wilcoxon is the quality manager at Domtar’s Engineered Absorbent Materials (EAM) facility in Jesup, Georgia. She helps make change for the better, including innovative products with sustainable, nonwoven materials.

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AF&PA Releases 62nd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey

May 19, 2022
AF&PA released the 62nd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey, indicating overall U.S. paper and paperboard capacity declined, 0.4% in 2021, compared to the average decline of 1.0% per year since 2012.

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Designing a Winning Package to Stop AAPI Hate

May 17, 2022
2021 Student Design Challenge winner, Claudia Natasha from the Fashion Institute of Technology, shares what inspired their winning packaging design and her hopes for the packaging future. 

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AF&PA Urges Colorado Governor Polis to Veto EPR Scheme

May 11, 2022
AF&PA Vice President of Industry Affairs Terry Webber issued a statement in response to the Colorado General Assembly passing (HB22-1355), which would create an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program.

Update in Brief

Blue Sky Award Recognizes Innovative Science and Research

May 4, 2022
Chinmay Satam and Udita Ringania, past winners of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award share their research and perspective on the sustainability of the forest products industry.  

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AF&PA Opposes Colorado’s EPR Scheme

May 2, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association Vice President of Industry Affairs, Terry Webber issued a statement opposing the Colorado Legislature passing (HB22-1355) that would create an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program.

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases Q1 2022 Boxboard Monthly Report

May 2, 2022
Total Boxboard production in Q1 increased two percent compared to Q1 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 94.0 percent, up 2.0 points from Q1 2021.

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases Q1 2022 Containerboard Quarterly Report

April 29, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q1 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report. Total Containerboard production in Q1 increased two percent compared to Q1 2021.