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Embracing Sustainable Tissue Production

We dove into how the industry is embracing sustainable tissue production to make toilet paper and paper towels. We got an insight into how one company, Procter & Gamble, approaches it. 

American Forest & Paper Association Sets Advocacy Agenda for 2024

AF&PA announced key advocacy priorities for 2024. Our policy priorities include safety, sustainability and energy and the environment. That’s in addition to several regulatory and policy challenges facing the paper and wood products industry this year.

Facts About Energy Use and the Paper Industry

Energy is required to make paper and wood products. As a leader in sustainability, the forest products industry has made significant strides to increase energy efficiency, reducing purchased energy by more than 13% since 2005.  

Forest Products Industry Testifies in Support of Legislative Action to Improve Air Quality Standards

AF&PA and AWC testified today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee urging legislative action to modernize U.S. air quality programs. We stand ready to work with the Administration to strengthen and support sustainable air regulations.

AF&PA and AWC Respond to EPA’s PM NAAQS Rule

The American Forest & Paper Association and American Wood Council responded to the EPA’s updated National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter. This unworkable PM NAAQS rule undermines President Biden's promise to grow and reshore manufacturing jobs.

What is Biomass Energy? 

The paper and wood products industry is part of a circular value chain that prides itself on sustainable practices. One of the ways we’re doing that is through the production of renewable biomass energy. Then we use that biomass energy to fuel our mills so we don’t have to use as much fossil fuels…

AF&PA Announces 2023 Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

8 Member Companies Recognized for Outstanding Initiatives in Sustainability, Innovation and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Industry CEOs Warn of Dire Economic Consequences from Proposed NAAQS Standards

AF&PA joined leaders of over 70 trade groups representing businesses across the economy in urging the Biden administration to maintain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The letter warned that moving forward with EPA’s proposed…

Why EPA Should Not Finalize the Particulate Matter NAAQS Standard

EPA is proposing an update to their National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter, PM2.5. However, their proposal threatens manufacturing industries, including the paper industry. Lowering the standard would threaten or prevent modernization projects and other major…

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.

National Forest Products Week 2023 Vertical Graphic

Celebrating National Forest Products Week in 2023 by highlighting how the industry is advancing a more sustainable future. Download the Instagram size.

National Forest Products Week 2023 Horizontal Graphic

Celebrating National Forest Products Week in 2023 by highlighting how the industry is advancing a more sustainable future. Download the X (formerly known as Twitter), LinkedIn and Facebook size.