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AF&PA Dynamic Fiber Flows Case Study for Printing-Writing

August 5, 2021
The Dynamic Fiber Flows case studies measure the complex behaviors and trade-offs associated with changes to paper recovery and recovered fiber utilization in paper products based on system-wide interactions in the paper value chain to better inform decision makers. This download includes the Printing-Writing Case Study.

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Recycled Fibers

August 4, 2021
Recycled paper fibers can be reused 5 to 7 times to make new paper and cardboard products.  

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The US Cardboard Recycling Rate

August 4, 2021
The U.S. cardboard - what the industry calls corrugated - rate has exceeded 82% every year since 2009.

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The US Recycling Rate

August 4, 2021
The U.S. paper recycling rate has met or exceeded 63% since 2009, thanks to our efforts to produce more sustainable paper products, increase the availability of community recycling and educate consumers about the importance and ease of paper recycling. 

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Trees are Replanted

August 4, 2021
According to the U.S. Forest Service, more than 1 billion trees are planted in the United States each year. 

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2030 Goal: Drive Water Stewardship

August 4, 2021
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to drive water stewardship throughout our manufacturing operations. 

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2030 Goal Strive for Zero Injuries

August 4, 2021
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to strive for zero injuries, emphasizing continual progress on reducing serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs).

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The Foundations of Sustainability

August 4, 2021
Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future recognizes the three essential pillars of sustainability—economic, environmental and social.

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2030 Goal Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

August 4, 2021
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our goal to reduce GHG emissions will double the significant progress AF&PA members have made to date.

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2030 Goal Advance More Resilient US Forests

August 4, 2021
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to advance more resilient U.S. forests. AF&PA members have long been committed to sustainable forestry. 

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2030 Goal Advance a Circular Value Chain

August 4, 2021
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to advance a circular value chain through the production of renewable and recyclable products.

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Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Circular Economy

August 3, 2021
Our supply chain is inherently circular, from the replanting of trees that supply fiber and enhance the environment to recycling paper and packaging that is recovered and turned into new products.