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U.S. Paper Industry and Paper Recycling Remain Resilient During Pandemic

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement on the U.S. paper and wood products industry and paper recycling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AF&PA Releases August 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments increased 14 percent in August compared to August 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 12 percent in August compared to the same month last year.

 Essential STEM Skills Help Create Essential Paper Products

Jenny Tang, Converting Operations Manager for Essity in North America, shares how her background in STEM has prepared her for the different challenges she faces in the paper and wood products industry.

Recycling of Old Newspapers and Mechanical Papers Graph

While there's less newsprint in the marketplace, it's still a very valuable fiber. There is a greater percentage of newsprint in the marketplace being recycled. 

AF&PA Releases July 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in July decreased one percent compared to July 2020. 

AF&PA Releases July 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its July 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report.

AF&PA Dynamic Fiber Flows: Model Q&A

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.

AF&PA Dynamic Fiber Flows: Model Presentation

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.

AF&PA Dynamic Fiber Flows: Model One Pager

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.

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

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.

Recycled Fibers

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

The US Cardboard Recycling Rate

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