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AF&PA Members Achieve Progress in Recycling Goal for 2020

In 2020, the paper recycling rate was 65.7%. This reflects the amount of recovered fiber that was used to manufacture new products in mills in the U.S. or exported to manufacture new products around the world. This rate marks significant progress towards our Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goal to exceed 70 percent rate of paper recovery for recycling by 2020.