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Designing Paper-Based Packaging to Meet Sustainability Goals

Lisa Berghaus, Director of Marketing Communications for Monadnock Paper Mills, explains the paper-based packaging design process and how the industry is working with brands to meet sustainability goals.

AF&PA Announces New Board Leadership and Members

AF&PA announced our newly elected board chair, and 2023 slate of officers at the Winter Board meeting. Additionally, we welcomed new company and associate members that joined in 2022.

2022 Recycling Gift Graphic

Download our 2022 Holiday Recycling Graphic

International Paper Taking Action to Address Period Poverty

As a leading producer of pulp, International Paper is helping address period poverty, an issue that impacts 500 million women and girls around the globe. Their work on this issue recently won International Paper an AF&PA Sustainability Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In collaboration…

AF&PA Announces Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

Better Practices, Better Planet is one of the longest standing sustainability initiatives for a U.S. manufacturing industry, established more than a decade ago. The 2022 AF&PA sustainability award winners demonstrate the industry’s long-held commitment to improving practices to build a better…

Student Design Challenge Winners Focus on Innovative and Sustainable Paperboard Packaging

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) announced the 2022 Student Design Challenge winners. Student teams from the Fashion Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University were named winners at the Packaging Council’s 2022 Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference.

National Forest Products Week Spotlights Sustainability Leadership

The American Forest & Paper Association celebrates the 62nd anniversary of National Forest Products Week. The week-long event spotlights the 950,000 people working in the forest products industry.

Sustainability in the Forest Industry

Forests play a major role in our lives, providing us with food, water and recreation. What makes that possible? Hear what Jeff Bradley, Director of Sustainability Standards at the American Wood Council (AWC) has to say about sustainability in the forest products industry.

Diversity and Collaboration Build Value for Paper Industry

Hispanic Heritage Month is a reminder of the value of diversity in the paper and wood products industry. Rafael Garcia, Vice President – Environmental Stewardship Strategy, Consumer Products Group at Georgia-Pacific told us about the value unique perspectives bring to sustainability challenges.

Paperboard Packaging Alliance Releases 2022 Student Design Challenge Finalists

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance announced their 2022 Student Design Challenge Finalists. Teams from Fashion Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University advance as finalists. This year's challenge asked students to design sustainable, fiber-based packaging that can…

Georgia-Pacific’s Christian Fischer Champions Sustainability

A diverse workforce helps advance new perspectives to an ever-changing industry. Christian Fischer, President and CEO at Georgia-Pacific and chair of AF&PA Board of Directors explains why he believes every person has a role to play in advancing stewardship.

How Do You Recycle Shredded Paper?

Can you recycle shredded paper? Yes, but shredding it makes the paper less likely to be recycled if small bits of paper aren't properly contained. Only shred things with sensitive information to protect your privacy.