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AF&PA Testifies on How Paper and Wood Products Are Essential to the Circular Economy

September 23, 2021
AF&PA's Brian Hawkinson delivered testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hawkinson highlighted the industry’s recycling success story and the importance of our products to the circular economy.

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AF&PA Urges California Governor Newsom to Veto Assembly Bill 416

September 22, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement, calling on California Governor Gavin Newsom to veto the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act (AB 416).

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U.S. Paper Industry and Paper Recycling Remain Resilient During Pandemic

September 21, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement on the U.S. paper and wood products industry and paper recycling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AF&PA Releases August 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

September 16, 2021
Total printing-writing paper shipments increased 14 percent in August compared to August 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 12 percent in August compared to the same month last year.

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The Importance of STEM in Paper and Wood Products Industry

September 8, 2021
Kelley Crouch and Anna McFarland from Domtar explain why individuals with a STEM degree can help manufacture sustainable and everyday essential products.

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 Essential STEM Skills Help Create Essential Paper Products

August 31, 2021
Jenny Tang, Converting Operations Manager for Essity in North America, shares how her background in STEM has prepared her for the different challenges she faces in the paper and wood products industry.

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Children’s Book Spotlights Forest Careers

August 26, 2021
Books have the power to unlock imaginations, expand worldviews and even excite child-like wonder. That’s how the story goes in Lucy Meets a Logger, a new children’s book published by author Stephanie Fuller.

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AF&PA Releases July 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

August 18, 2021
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in July decreased one percent compared to July 2020. 

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AF&PA Releases July 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

August 18, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its July 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report.

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AF&PA Applauds the Senate for Passing Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

August 10, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

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New York Times Misses the Point on Paper Recycling

August 9, 2021
The New York Times covered Maine’s dramatic new recycling law. But they missed the point on paper recycling. AF&PA responded in a letter to the editor.

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Sustainable Forestry is Key to a Healthy and Lasting Paper Industry

July 28, 2021
Paper and wood products touch our everyday lives. From the structure of buildings that we live in, to the hygiene products we use, we rely on forest products. But the source they come from depends on us. Tony Diaz, chip mill operations manager with Graphic Packaging International LLC and president of the Louisiana Forestry Association, knows and understands this relationship.