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.
Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4% in October compared to October 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 6% in October compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 1% when compared to September 2022.
As a leading producer of pulp, International Paper is helping address period poverty, an issue that impacts 500 million women and girls around the globe. Their work on this issue recently won International Paper an AF&PA Sustainability Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In collaboration with employees and industry partners, IP is donating thousands of period care kits to empower women and improve lives.
Most paperboard can be recycled. Yes, that means cereal boxes, bakery boxes, candy boxes, and much more. Keep your paperboard packaging clean and dry and place it in the recycling bin so it can be turned into new paper products.