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AF&PA Releases Q3 2023 Containerboard Quarterly Report

October 27, 2023
According to the report, total Containerboard production in the third quarter of 2023 decreased 1% when compared to Q3 2022 and was down 8% compared to the same 9 months last year.

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AF&PA Releases Q3 2023 Boxboard Quarterly Report

October 27, 2023
Total Boxboard production in Q3 decreased 17% compared to Q3 2022. The boxboard operating rate was 82.3%, down 12.0 points from Q3 2022.

Update in Brief

Why EPA Should Not Finalize the Particulate Matter NAAQS Standard

October 27, 2023
EPA is proposing an update to their National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter, PM2.5. However, their proposal threatens manufacturing industries, including the paper industry. Lowering the standard would threaten or prevent modernization projects and other major improvements to paper mills. 

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AF&PA Releases September 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

October 18, 2023
Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 21% in September compared to September 2022, while U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 33% in September compared to the same month last year.

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AF&PA Releases September 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

October 18, 2023
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September increased 8% compared to September 2022. They were down 2% when compared to the same 9 months of 2022.

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National Forest Products Week Celebrates Industry's Sustainability Leadership

October 16, 2023
The American Forest & Paper Association celebrates National Forest Products Week. The week-long event spotlights the 925,000 people working in the forest products industry who are committed to advancing a sustainable future.

Update in Brief

Are Tissue Products Sustainable?

October 12, 2023
Tissue products like toilet paper and paper towels are sustainably made. Take a closer look at how they are produced with sustainability in mind.

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Paper Manufacturing

September 25, 2023
Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. That gets stored in forests and forest products. The forest products industry is also taking steps to improve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy efficiency. In fact, the industry has reduced GHG emissions by more than 24% since 2005.

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AF&PA Releases August 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

September 15, 2023
Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 20% in August compared to August 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 33% in July compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 5% when compared to July 2023.

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AF&PA Releases August 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

September 15, 2023
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in August decreased 4% compared to August 2022. They were down 3% when compared to the same 8 months of 2022.

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A Closer Look at How the Paper Industry Achieves Sustainability

September 13, 2023
Sustainability is an important consideration across industries. The paper industry was one of the first manufacturing industries to voluntarily set quantifiable sustainability goals. We have made significant strides toward sustainable forest management, resource efficiency and paper recycling.

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WestRock’s Matt Hall Shares Excitement for the Future of Advocacy

September 6, 2023
Dive deeper into the story of Matthew Hall, an electrician at WestRock Company. He is stepping up to become Chairperson of the Pulp and Paper Workers Resource Council. Join us in congratulating Matt’s hard work and zeal as he takes his next big step to advocate for a more sustainable future.