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Can Paper Cups be Recycled?

Yes, paper cups are recyclable. There are about 40 mills across North America that recycle paper cups. Cities across the U.S. have already added cups to their recycling programs. 

AF&PA Supports NY Legislature's Decision to Shelve and Improve EPR Proposal

The NY State Legislature ended its session without passing the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act. The AF&PA supports recycling improvements but seeks provisions to protect paper and paper-based packaging recycling in future discussions.

Can Paper Bags Be Recycled?

Paper bags are widely accepted for recycling across the U.S. They are the only bags that are recyclable in curbside bins. This ease of recycling makes them a convenient choice.  

AF&PA Urges MN Governor Walz to Veto HF 3911

AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock urged Minnesota Governor Walz to veto HF 3911. 

Are Paper Cups Sustainable?

Paper cups are a sustainable choice and an important part of advancing sustainability goals. Paper cups are made from renewable resources and can be recycled at paper mills.

Solutions to Minnesota's Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act

Minnesota lawmakers are rushing to implement the Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act. We support and encourage Minnesota lawmakers to complete a needs assessment before considering an EPR program. This would help them reach their goals to improve their recycling system.

Why Statewide Needs Assessments Are Needed Before EPR

Before an EPR program is considered, states need to do a needs assessment. These studies help states better understand the current state of their waste and recycling system.

Can I Recycle Decorative Tissue Paper?

Decorative tissue paper is recyclable by paper mills. Be sure to check your local guidelines before placing it in your recycling bin.

Can I Recycle a Greasy Pizza Box?

Grease and cheese in an amount typically found on pizza boxes are not an issue for the recycling process. 82% of Americans have access to a community recycling program that accepts pizza boxes.

2023 E-Commerce Graphic Empty Flatten Recycle

Download the 2023 e-commerce campaign graphic, "Recycling Boxes is Easy. Just Empty, Flatten, Recycle."

2023 E-Commerce Graphic Gift That Keeps on Giving

Download the 2023 e-commerce campaign graphic, "Paper Recycling: The Gift that Keeps on Giving."

National Forest Products Week Celebrates Industry's Sustainability Leadership

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.