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2021 AF&PA Access to Recycling Study

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.

AF&PA Releases Q4 2021 Boxboard Monthly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q4 increased two percent compared to Q4 2020. It was up two percent when compared to the same twelve months of 2020. The boxboard operating rate was 94.1 percent, up 0.7 points from Q4 2020 and up 1.2 points year-to-date.

U.S. Paper Industry Reaches Record for Containerboard Production in 2021

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released preliminary 2021 data from U.S. paper and paperboard mills indicating record containerboard production, the material used to make cardboard boxes.

Holiday Recycling Graphic Version 2

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

Holiday Recycling Graphic

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

Recycle Pizza Boxes

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

Let’s Set the Record Straight. Pizza Boxes are Recyclable.

We’re aiming to answer a common question that causes a lot of confusion across the United States: Are pizza boxes recyclable? We’re here to set the record straight. 

AF&PA Announces Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced its 2021 Sustainability Award winners. These awards recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry.

Is this Recyclable? Extreme Edition

We get a lot of questions about is this recyclable or not. We also see a lot of things put into the recycling bin that might be considered outrageous. Learn the difference between accepted for recycling and recyclable.

American Forest & Paper Association Releases Q3 2021 Boxboard Monthly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q3 increased six percent compared to Q3 2020. It was up two percent when compared to the same nine months of 2020. The boxboard operating rate was 95.0 percent, up 3.6 points from Q3 2020 and up 1.4 points year-to-date.

American Forest & Paper Association Releases Q3 2021 Containerboard Quarterly Report

Total Containerboard production in Q3 increased nine percent compared to Q3 2020. It was up seven percent when compared to the same nine months of 2020.

Recycled Fibers

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