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Paper and Wood Product Industry Supports Learning Opportunities for Employees

Paper products touch our lives daily. Whether it’s a tissue to blow your nose, the paper cup that holds your morning coffee or the box that delivers your online order to your front door, paper products manage to make their way into our routines.

AF&PA Announces Support for the RECYCLE Act

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in support of U.S. Senators Rob Portman’s (R-OH) and Debbie Stabenow’s (D-MI) and Representatives David Joyce’s (R-OH) and Dean Phillips’(D-MN) introduced legislation, the RECYCLE…

What The New York Times Gets Wrong About Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Paper Recycling

A recent opinion column in the New York Times (“Recycling in America Is a Mess. A New Bill Could Clean It Up,” by Michael Kimmelman) touched on paper recycling and something called Extended Producer Responsibility, or EPR. The article fell short in its characterization…

The Paper Industry Through the Eyes of a Military Veteran Control Operator: Tyrone Hussey.

When Tyrone Hussey, a military veteran, walked through the doors of an Essity mill in 2003, he had no experience in being a papermaker. But he saw the opportunity to enter an industry that would grow and later become essential for his family and many Americans.

Safety, Sustainability, Recycling, Top AF&PA 2021 Advocacy Priorities

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Board of Directors announced 2021 advocacy priorities the association will pursue to ensure the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products industry’s continued growth and ability to create American manufacturing jobs.

Charging Toward Growth, Insights from Sonoco’s Palace Stepps

Years ago, an inspiring leader named Willis Potts told a then college senior he would be qualified to be in the paper and wood products industry, but first Potts needed to know how he would treat his people. That college senior was Palace Stepps, who is now the President and General Manager of…

Holiday Tips for Recycling Paper in Your Home

‘Tis the season to recycle! During the holiday season, our homes are filled with greeting cards from family and friends, cardboard boxes from online shopping, and wrapping paper and paper bags for gifting.

Are pizza boxes recyclable? The paper industry answers

Let’s admit it, sometimes you don’t want to cook at home and turn to your favorite delivery, or pick-up, dinner option—pizza. While it’s a toss-up if pineapple and anchovies belong on pizza, there’s no arguing that pizza boxes are successfully recycled every day at paper mills.

Celebrate and Do Your Part During America Recycles Week

This week the American Forest & Paper Association celebrates America Recycles Week and the many people who help make paper recycling possible in the United States. 

AF&PA and Industry Partners Aim to Set the Record Straight – Pizza Boxes Are Recyclable, Grease and Cheese Not an Issue

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released new industry guidance that aims to clear up consumer confusion regarding the recyclability of pizza boxes. The guidance resulted from a study conducted by WestRock – an AF&PA member company – that found the presence of…

Paper is a Recycling Success Story. Pulp and Paperworkers Explain Why.

Paper and wood products are widely used across the United States — from cereal boxes, mail and paper tubes to corrugated and paper bags used to deliver items to your home. And these essential products have something in common — recyclability.