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Call for Applications to U.S. Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award

April 28, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and TAPPI announced, today, they are accepting applications for the U.S. segment of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award.

Update in Brief

Sustaining the Future with Forest Management

April 26, 2022
For Denise Weinberger, a love for the paper and wood products industry runs in her blood. She discussed what sustainability means to her and how sustainable forest management positively impacts the planet for future generations.

Recycling Q&A

What the Paper Industry is Doing to Improve Recycling

April 22, 2022
The paper recycling rate has met or exceeded 63% every year since 2009. Paper recycling is a model that works because of the industry’s investment and the millions of people who recycle every day. Read what we’re doing to continue to improve paper recycling.

Update in Brief

Green Bay Packaging Achieves Net Zero Water Certification

April 21, 2022
You can’t make paper without water. That’s one reason water stewardship is so important to the paper and wood products industry. Lisa Bauer-Lotto shares news of Green Bay Packaging’s ground-breaking net-zero water achievement and how the industry is advancing sustainability. 

Press Release

AF&PA Releases March 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

April 19, 2022
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in March decreased four percent compared to March 2021. They were down two percent when compared to the same three months of 2021.

Recycling Q&A

Are Paper Cups Recyclable?

April 18, 2022
While you’re sipping your latte, you may wonder are paper cups recyclable? Yes, paper cups are recyclable! There are currently 31 mills across North America recycling paper cups. The fiber from those cups is then used to make tissue, paper and paper packaging.  

Press Release

American Forest & Paper Association Releases March 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

April 15, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its March 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased one percent in March compared to March 2021, while U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased three percent in March compared to the same month last year.

Press Release

Bipartisan Postal Service Reform Helps Ensure Sustainable USPS

April 6, 2022
The American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing The Postal Service Reform Act into law.

Industry Take

Is There a Paper Ballot Shortage?

March 29, 2022
Some recent news reports have suggested a shortage of paper availability for paper ballots in advance of upcoming elections. We sat down with Terry Webber, AF&PA’s Vice President of Industry Affairs, to answer a few commonly asked questions about this important topic.

Update in Brief

Growing Industry Leaders Through Mentorship

March 29, 2022
Mentorship is an essential part of any career path. It’s usually a two-way street of people working together and offering life-long learning and partnership. At Domtar’s Plymouth, North Carolina mill, two women in the paper and wood products industry are leading and achieving through partnership.  

Update in Brief

An Influencer in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

March 22, 2022
Janet Lee is an electrical engineer at Essity’s Harrodsburg site in Kentucky. She shared her dreams for the manufacturing industry, and how she is breaking barriers in her field. 

Update in Brief

Women Enhance the Culture of the Paper & Wood Products Industry

March 17, 2022
Forest products industries are often the largest employer in a community. Like in Ashdown, AR, where Alondria Hamilton is the Human Resources Generalist and Diversity & Inclusion Advocate for Domtar. Hear how she is influencing her community and her dreams for women in the industry.