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AF&PA January 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

February 17, 2022
According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased three percent in January compared to January 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased nine percent in January compared to the same month last year.

Recycling Q&A

How to Recycle After Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2022
Love may be a battlefield but paper recycling doesn’t have to be. Never fear, we’re here to help you with the greatest love story of all time: the recycling bin and your paper products. They’re a match made at the MRF. Always be sure to check your local recycling guidelines before recycling.

Press Release

AF&PA Validates Paper Padded Mailers Recyclable

February 10, 2022
AF&PA released new industry guidance giving consumers confidence on the recyclability of paper padded mailers. Paper padded mailers are widely recycled at paper mills across the country.

Press Release

AF&PA to Lead on Sustainability, Recycling, Energy and the Environment, Among Other Top Policy Issues in 2022

February 9, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) Board of Directors today announced advocacy priorities the association will pursue to help ensure the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability success and economic impact in 2022.

Press Release

AF&PA Supports Bipartisan Postal Service Reform

February 8, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement in response to House passage of The Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076).

Press Release

AF&PA Elects Christian Fischer as New Board Chair, Announces Officers at Winter Board of Directors Meeting

February 4, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the election of Georgia-Pacific LLC, President and CEO Christian Fischer as AF&PA Board Chair and released its 2022 slate of AF&PA Board Officers.

Press Release

AF&PA Announces Support for the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act and the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act

February 3, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in support of the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act (RCAA), introduced by U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), John Boozman (R-AR) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act (RIAA), introduced by Senator Capito.

Update in Brief

Jesse Levine Reflects on AF&PA’s Sustainability Progress and Future Ahead

February 2, 2022
With a proven track record in sustainability, the paper and wood products industry attracts professionals who are passionate about the environment. This includes professionals like Jesse Levine, AF&PA's Senior Director of Energy and Environmental Policy.

Press Release

AF&PA Releases Sustainability Progress Report

February 2, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Progress Report, which highlights the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability achievements. AF&PA members met or surpassed most of the sustainability goals, including a 24.1 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Recycling Q&A

How to Recycle Paper if You Don’t Have Curbside Recycling

January 26, 2022
Paper products like cardboard boxes, pizza boxes, mail and paper bags are widely accepted in recycling programs throughout the U.S. So what do you do if you don’t have access to a curbside recycling program?  

Update in Brief

Paper Products and Materials Widely Accepted for Recycling

January 25, 2022
The vast majority of Americans have access to a community paper recycling program. Items like pizza boxes, cardboard boxes and paper bags are widely collected for recycling in the United States.

Industry Take

Advancing Paper Recycling’s Success Into the Future

January 25, 2022
The findings presented in the 2021 AF&PA Access to Recycling Study show us that community recycling programs for paper and paper-based packaging are well-developed and widely accessible. This is good news when so many individuals are looking to make a difference on behalf of the environment.