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Progress for Equitable Policies, Innovation and Sustainability in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

When Andrew Topps, Assistant General Counsel for the American Forest & Paper Association joined in 2010, he hit the ground running, finding his new position as an opportunity to champion the paper and wood products industry.

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.

AF&PA Announces Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced its annual Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Award winners, which recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry and are awarded based on the…

Kids' Questions Get to the Heart of the Forest Products Industry

During National Forest Products Week, AF&PA explains (with some help from a few kids) how the forest products industry is essential, recyclable, sustainable, innovative and responsible.

University Teams Think Outside the Box on Student Design Challenge

Each year, the Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) Student Design Challenge showcases the creative talent, design skills and innovative approaches of students, helping foster awareness and appreciation of paperboard packaging with the next generation of packaging design decision-makers.

Using Water Sustainably to Manufacture Essential Products

Perhaps no season sheds light on the importance of water more than the hot summer months. Whether you’re drinking water, trying to cool off, or going with the flow, water is an essential resource – and it’s also why the…

Keeping Forests as Forests Through Responsible Manufacturing

The paper and wood products industry relies on trees to manufacture essential and everyday products. To have a continuous supply, for every tree that is used, two or more trees are planted to ensure regrowth and forests for future generations.  

U.S. Paper and Wood Products Manufacturers Report Sustainability Progress

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its 2020 Sustainability Report, highlighting the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability efforts, including members’ progress toward achieving the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals…

Sustainability at the Root of the Paper and Wood Products Industry

Sustainable forest management is a core value among AF&PA members. Our members know that our forests have a bigger story behind them, and it all starts at the root. Pulp and paper manufacturing emphasizes energy conservation and reuse of inputs and materials…

Infographic: Paper Towels Are Essential to Limit the Spread of Germs

Paper towels are widely recognized for their role in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene, both inside and outside the home. Do you know the benefits of paper towels? AF&PA recently released this infographic demonstrating best practices for cleaning and hygiene.

AF&PA Underscores Support for EPA’s Smart Sectors Program; Thanks Agency for Adding Paper and Wood Products Module

WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock underscored AF&PA’s strong support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Smart Sectors Program and expressed appreciation to the Agency for showcasing paper and wood products…