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U.S. Paper Industry Reaches Recycling High in 2021

AF&PA announced 68% of all paper consumed in the United States was recycled in 2021 – a rate on par with the highest rate previously achieved. Additionally, the recycling rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) – commonly known as cardboard – increased. 

Making Change for the Better with Nonwoven Materials

Hong Wilcoxon is the quality manager at Domtar’s Engineered Absorbent Materials (EAM) facility in Jesup, Georgia. She helps make change for the better, including innovative products with sustainable, nonwoven materials.

Designing a Winning Package to Stop AAPI Hate

2021 Student Design Challenge winner, Claudia Natasha from the Fashion Institute of Technology, shares what inspired their winning packaging design and her hopes for the packaging future. 

Blue Sky Award Recognizes Innovative Science and Research

Chinmay Satam and Udita Ringania, past winners of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award share their research and perspective on the sustainability of the forest products industry.  

Call for Applications to U.S. Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and TAPPI announced, today, they are accepting applications for the U.S. segment of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award.

Sustaining the Future with Forest Management

For Denise Weinberger, a love for the paper and wood products industry runs in her blood. She discussed what sustainability means to her and how sustainable forest management positively impacts the planet for future generations.

Green Bay Packaging Achieves Net Zero Water Certification

You can’t make paper without water. That’s one reason water stewardship is so important to the paper and wood products industry. Lisa Bauer-Lotto shares news of Green Bay Packaging’s ground-breaking net-zero water achievement and how the industry is advancing sustainability. 

Growing Industry Leaders Through Mentorship

Mentorship is an essential part of any career path. It’s usually a two-way street of people working together and offering life-long learning and partnership. At Domtar’s Plymouth, North Carolina mill, two women in the paper and wood products industry are leading and achieving through partnership. …

An Influencer in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

Janet Lee is an electrical engineer at Essity’s Harrodsburg site in Kentucky. She shared her dreams for the manufacturing industry, and how she is breaking barriers in her field. 

2022 AF&PA Sustainability Awards Application

The Sustainability Awards Program has 3 award categories: Leadership in Sustainability The Leadership in Sustainability Award recognizes members' outstanding contributions toward meeting the industry’s 5 Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goals through projects or programs. …

Women Enhance the Culture of the Paper & Wood Products Industry

Forest products industries are often the largest employer in a community. Like in Ashdown, AR, where Alondria Hamilton is the Human Resources Generalist and Diversity & Inclusion Advocate for Domtar. Hear how she is influencing her community and her dreams for women in the industry. 

Women’s Contributions to Advancing a Sustainable Industry

Women are a vital part of Ahlstrom-Munksjö--from running paper machines to developing the next sustainable product. Learn how they’re empowering their female employees in sustainability roles and encouraging future generations of women to join the industry.