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AF&PA Releases October 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4% in October compared to October 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 6% in October compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 1% when compared to September 2022.

Are All Boxes Recyclable?

Most paperboard can be recycled. Yes, that means cereal boxes, bakery boxes, candy boxes, and much more. Keep your paperboard packaging clean and dry and place it in the recycling bin so it can be turned into new paper products. 

AF&PA Releases Q3 2022 Containerboard Quarterly Report

Total Containerboard production in Q3 decreased 8.6% compared to Q3 2021. It was down 1.6% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.

AF&PA Releases Q3 2022 Boxboard Monthly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q3 increased 3% compared to Q3 2021. It was up 2% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.The boxboard operating rate was 95.7%, up 1.2 points from Q3 and up 0.6 points year-to-date.

Student Design Challenge Winners Focus on Innovative and Sustainable Paperboard Packaging

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) announced the 2022 Student Design Challenge winners. Student teams from the Fashion Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University were named winners at the Packaging Council’s 2022 Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference.

Paperboard Packaging Alliance Releases 2022 Student Design Challenge Finalists

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance announced their 2022 Student Design Challenge Finalists. Teams from Fashion Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University advance as finalists. This year's challenge asked students to design sustainable, fiber-based packaging that can…

Paper Packaging is Sustainable by Design

Paper-based packaging is a sustainable choice. Rachel Ingram, Design Engineer Manager for Sonoco explains how new ideas for paper packaging come to life and her goals for the future of sustainability in our industry.  

AF&PA Releases Q2 2022 Containerboard Quarterly Report

Total Containerboard production in Q2 increased 2% compared to Q2 2021. It was also up 2% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021.

AF&PA Releases Q2 2022 Boxboard Monthly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q2 increased 1% compared to Q2 2021. It was up 2% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 95.3%, down 1.2 points from Q2 and essentially flat (+0.3 pts.) year-to-date

EPA Packaging Recycling

Most recent data from the EPA  indicates that paper and paperboard packaging accounts for 3/4 of all packaging materials recovered for recycling in the U.S.

Where Recycled Paper Goes Graph

In 2021, nearly half of recycled paper went into making containerboard - the material used to make cardboard boxes.