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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.  

MIT and AF&PA Project: China Import Policy White Paper

"The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and AF&PA developed this White Paper to understand how the China import policy would impact U.S. manufacturing sectors and recovered fiber, and suggested ways to address gaps."

Recycling Best Practices

Keep paper and paper-based packaging dry and clean, then place them in the recycling bin. Always make sure you're checking local recycling guidelines so you know what can go in the recycling bin.

Why You Shouldn't Wishcycle

Wishcycling is putting something in the recycling bin hoping that it actually gets recycled, but that actually does harm to our recycling system. 

Recycling

Read on to learn more about these best practices — what you can recycle, how recycling works, and where recyclable materials like paper go. You'll also find industry recycling rates and recycling success stories.

The History of Paper

Before paper as we know it existed, people communicated through pictures and symbols carved into tree bark, painted on cave walls, and marked on papyrus or clay tablets. Then, paper came along.