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.
Energy is required to make paper and wood products. As a leader in sustainability, the forest products industry has made significant strides to increase energy efficiency, reducing purchased energy by more than 13% since 2005.
January 2024 saw a 9% drop in total printing-writing paper shipments from January 2023. In December 2023, U.S. purchases decreased 19% compared to December 2022. Inventory levels also fell by 1% from December 2023. Shipments in all major P-W categories declined: Uncoated Free Sheet by 3%, Coated Free Sheet by 12%, and Mechanical papers by 35%.