We manufacture sustainable paper and wood products from renewable resources that are used every day by millions of people. To that end, we support policies that help our industry grow, create jobs, and foster global market competition so we can continue to provide these essential products.
We support education on recycling best practices as one of the top ways to increase the quantity and improve the quality of paper in the recycling stream. Paper mills want used paper products back so they can turn them into new and innovative products.
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.
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.