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Paper Recycling Graph

In 2020, we recovered more than 47 million tons of paper for recycling and the paper recycling rate was 65.7%. 

Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Goals Print Brochure

Our ambitious new set of goals, Better Practices, Better Planet 2030, will further advance the role our industry plays in the circular economy and build on our achievements to improve our planet, our people and our communities.

AF&PA on Pizza Box Recycling

AF&PA has issued two statements about pizza box recycling. Pizza boxes are recycled at paper mills around the country every day. Grease and cheese are not an issue. We encourage local communities to update their guidelines.

AF&PA Design Guidance for Recyclability

This guide provides data for packaging designers and consumer brands to better understand how non-fiber elements, such as coatings and additives, impact the recyclability of paper-based packaging.

AF&PA 2020 Sustainability Report

AF&PA members have met or exceeded many of the sustainability goals we set in 2011. See our progress in the latest Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Report.

Paper and Wood Products are Recyclable

Paper recycling is a success story. Pulp and paper workers sat down to explain why. 

Recycling in the Living Room

What paper products found in your living room are generally okay to recycle? This guide will help. Always be sure to check your local recycling guidelines.

Recycling in the Office

What paper products found in your home office are generally okay to recycle? This guide will help. Always be sure to check your local recycling guidelines.

Recycling in the Kitchen

What paper products found in your kitchen are generally okay to recycle? This guide will help. Always be sure to check your local recycling guidelines.

Recycling in the Bathroom

What paper products found in your bathroom are generally okay to recycle? This guide will help. Always be sure to check your local recycling guidelines.

Recycling Paper Products at Home

Many household paper products and packaging commonly located in the bathroom, office or even right at your front door can be recycled. Always be sure to check your local recycling guidelines.

WestRock: 2020 Innovation in Sustainability Award Winner

AF&PA member, WestRock designed and developed a proprietary fiber-based packaging solution, Pak On Demand™ Pouch System. Using an innovative format, the system creates right-sized fiber-based pouches that are 100-percent-curbside recyclable.