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The US Cardboard Recycling Rate

The U.S. cardboard - what the industry calls corrugated - rate has exceeded 82% every year since 2009.

The US Recycling Rate

The U.S. paper recycling rate has met or exceeded 63% since 2009, thanks to our efforts to produce more sustainable paper products, increase the availability of community recycling and educate consumers about the importance and ease of paper recycling. 

2030 Goal Advance a Circular Value Chain

A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to advance a circular value chain through the production of renewable and recyclable products.

Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Circular Economy

Our supply chain is inherently circular, from the replanting of trees that supply fiber and enhance the environment to recycling paper and packaging that is recovered and turned into new products.

Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Goals

We are a manufacturing sector sustainability leader. Our ambitious new set of goals, Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future, will further advance the role our industry plays and build on our achievements.

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.