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Georgia Tech Student Internationally Recognized for Innovative Forest-based Industry Research

April 29, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) joined the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) in presenting three young scientists with the 2021 Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award at the ICFPA-hosted Global CEO Roundtable, a biennial gathering of forest product industry associations and leaders.

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Spotlight in Brief: 2020 Sustainability Award Winner for Innovation in Sustainability

April 27, 2021
The paper and wood products industry is truly innovative. With new technologies and creative ideas, our members are creating products that are sustainable and responsibly manufactured. AF&PA member, WestRock designed and developed a proprietary fiber-based packaging solution, Pak On Demand™ Pouch System. Using an innovative format, the system creates right-sized fiber-based pouches that are 100-percent-curbside recyclable.

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New York’s Extended Producer Responsibility Bill Needs a Redo, Leaving Paper Out

April 27, 2021
The New York Daily News recently ran an editorial on Albany’s proposed extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill. We agree with the editorial, and its headline statement to New York lawmakers: “Recycle This Legislative Language."

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Spotlight in Brief: 2020 Sustainability Award Winner for Innovation in Sustainability

April 23, 2021
The forest products industry leads with an approach that supports sustainable practices furthering the betterment of our planet. AF&PA member, The Price Companies began acquiring under managed agricultural and timberland to increase conservation and sustainability practices.

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AF&PA Responds to President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

April 22, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate.

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Spotlight in Brief: 2020 Sustainability Award Winner for Sustainable Water Use

April 20, 2021
Water is an essential part of the pulp and papermaking process, making water stewardship critical. AF&PA member Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, is challenging industry standards and innovating new methods for sustainability by repurposing and reducing waste at all locations.

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases March 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

April 15, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its March 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report.

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases March 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

April 15, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its March 2021 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report.

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases March 2021 Containerboard Monthly Report

April 15, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its March 2021 Containerboard Monthly report.

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases March 2021 Boxboard Monthly Report

April 15, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its March 2021 Boxboard Monthly report.

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AF&PA Calls for Veto of Maryland Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Legislation

April 15, 2021
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in opposition to the Maryland General Assembly's efforts to alter the state's definition of qualifying biomass in the renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS).

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Spotlight in Brief: 2020 Sustainability Award Winner for Energy Efficiency / Greenhouse Gas Reduction

April 13, 2021
The paper and wood products industry was among the first U.S. manufacturing sectors to take voluntary action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2011, AF&PA member Resolute set one of the industry’s most ambitious GHG emission commitments – to reduce absolute GHG emissions to 65 percent of 2000 levels by 2015.