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Product Stewardship

For over a decade, the paper industry has achieved a consistently high recycling rate, meeting or exceeding 63% each year since 2009. Our industry’s success in paper recycling is because our systems are voluntary and market-driven. And because of the industry’s investments and the support of the…

AF&PA Opposes Colorado’s EPR Scheme

The American Forest & Paper Association Vice President of Industry Affairs, Terry Webber issued a statement opposing the Colorado Legislature passing (HB22-1355) that would create an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program.

What the Paper Industry is Doing to Improve Recycling

The paper recycling rate has met or exceeded 63% every year since 2009. Paper recycling is a model that works because of the industry’s investment and the millions of people who recycle every day. Read what we’re doing to continue to improve paper recycling.

Voyagers and Pioneers Drive Paper and Wood Products Industry

The people who most inspire Levell Hairston, Vice President and General Manager of Recycling at International Paper, are voyagers and pioneers found within the paper and wood products industry.

How do I Recycle Paper Padded Mailers?

One of the questions we commonly receive is how do I recycle a paper padded mailer. The answer depends on what type of mailer you received. We help explain what to do for the three most common mailers.

How to Recycle After Valentine’s Day

Love may be a battlefield but paper recycling doesn’t have to be. Never fear, we’re here to help you with the greatest love story of all time: the recycling bin and your paper products. They’re a match made at the MRF. Always be sure to check your local recycling guidelines before recycling.

AF&PA Validates Paper Padded Mailers Recyclable

AF&PA released new industry guidance giving consumers confidence on the recyclability of paper padded mailers. Paper padded mailers are widely recycled at paper mills across the country.

AF&PA 2022 Advocacy Priorities

AF&PA’s Board of Directors outlined advocacy priorities the association will pursue to help ensure the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability success and economic impact in 2022.

Recycle Paper Padded Mailers

In a member survey, AF&PA members confirmed paper padded mailers are recycled every day at paper mills across the country. We encourage local communities to update their guidelines.

AF&PA on Paper Padded Mailers

AF&PA issued a statement on the recyclability of paper padded mailers. In a member survey, AF&PA members confirmed these new mailers are recycled every day at paper mills across the country. We encourage local communities to update their guidelines.

AF&PA to Lead on Sustainability, Recycling, Energy and the Environment, Among Other Top Policy Issues in 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) Board of Directors today announced advocacy priorities the association will pursue to help ensure the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability success and economic impact in 2022.

AF&PA Announces Support for the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act and the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in support of the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act (RCAA), introduced by U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), John Boozman (R-AR) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and the…