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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).

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.

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.

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.

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Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Goals

August 3, 2021

We are a manufacturing sector sustainability leader. Our ambitious new set of goals, Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future, will further advance the role our industry plays and build on our achievements.

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Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Goals Print Brochure

August 3, 2021

Our ambitious new set of goals, Better Practices, Better Planet 2030, will further advance the role our industry plays in the circular economy and build on our achievements to improve our planet, our people and our communities.

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AF&PA Economic Impact Methodology

August 3, 2021

The AF&PA Congressional District Impact model measures the employment, wages, and value of shipments for each of the 435 congressional districts and for the District of Columbia’s delegate district.

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AF&PA Statement of Principles for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

August 3, 2021

AF&PA is committed to positively impacting diversity, equity, and inclusion while also advancing the essential role the industry has in the local, regional and national economies. Read our DE&I Statement of Principles.

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AF&PA on Pizza Box Recycling

August 3, 2021

AF&PA has issued two statements about pizza box recycling. Pizza boxes are recycled at paper mills around the country every day. Grease and cheese are not an issue. We encourage local communities to update their guidelines.

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AF&PA Sustainability Awards Past Winners

August 3, 2021

AF&PA's Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry and are awarded based on the merit of entries received across multiple categories. See our past winners.