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Paper Products Widely Accepted for Recycling

January 25, 2022

The 2021 AF&PA Access to Recycling Study found many items which are widely accepted. 60% or more of consumers have access to community recycling programs that accept these materials.

Access to Recycling Programs That Accept Pizza Boxes

January 25, 2022

The 2021 AF&PA Access to Recycling Study found 82% of the U.S. population has access to a community recycling program that accepts pizza boxes.  

Access to Recycling Programs in the U.S.

January 25, 2022

The 2021 AF&PA Access to Recycling Study found 94% of Americans have access to a community paper recycling program.  

Access to Curbside Recycling

January 25, 2022

The 2021 AF&PA Access to Recycling Study found 79% of Americans have access to residential-curbside recycling programs- an increase of more than 14 million people since our 2014 study.

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2021 AF&PA Access to Recycling Study

January 25, 2022

AF&PA commissioned the 2021 Access to Recycling Study. The study is a comprehensive national report that tracks and measures the growth of access to community paper and paperboard recycling in the U.S. The study shows 94% of Americans have access to community paper recycling programs.

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Holiday Recycling Graphic Version 2

December 2, 2021

Brown paper packages arriving on doorsteps should be recycled. This is version 2 for the holiday recycling set.

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Holiday Recycling Graphic

December 2, 2021

Brown paper packages arriving on doorsteps should be recycled. This is version 1 for the holiday recycling set.

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Recycle Pizza Boxes

November 11, 2021

We encourage communities to update their residential recycling programs’ guidelines to explicitly accept pizza boxes that are free of food.

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How Does Recycling Actually Work?

November 11, 2021

What happens after you put your recycling in the bin and drop it at the curb? Does it actually get recycled? Yes! At paper mills across the country, recycled paper is used to make the essential products millions of people rely on.

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How Does Recycling Work

November 11, 2021

A promo teaser graphic for AF&PA's recycling video that explains how paper recycling actually works.

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Paper and Wood Products Industry Value Chain

November 11, 2021

From the replanting of trees that supply fiber and enhance the environment to recycling paper and packaging that is turned into new products, our industry is contributing to a more sustainable future. AF&PA member company contributions to a circular value chain are reflected in green.

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AF&PA Dynamic Fiber Flows: Background

September 30, 2021

The Dynamic Fiber Flows model measures 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 project overview, presentation and Q&A.