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AF&PA Releases May 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments increased two percent in May compared to May 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased three percent in May compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased one percent when compared to April…

AF&PA Releases May 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in May increased 1 percent compared to May 2021. They were up 1 percent when compared to the same 5 months of 2021.

Colorado EPR Scheme Will Hurt State’s Recycling Efforts

AF&PA is disappointed by the enactment of Colorado’s Producer Responsibility Program for Recycling. Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed HB22-1355 into law, creating an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program that includes paper and paper-based packaging products.

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. 

AF&PA Releases April 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in April decreased two percent compared to April 2021. They were up one percent when compared to the same four months of 2021.

AF&PA Releases 62nd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey

AF&PA released the 62nd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey, indicating overall U.S. paper and paperboard capacity declined, 0.4% in 2021, compared to the average decline of 1.0% per year since 2012.

AF&PA Urges Colorado Governor Polis to Veto EPR Scheme

AF&PA Vice President of Industry Affairs Terry Webber issued a statement in response to the Colorado General Assembly passing (HB22-1355), which would create an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program.

AF&PA Opposes Colorado’s EPR Scheme

The American Forest & Paper Association Vice President of Industry Affairs, Terry Webber issued a statement opposing the Colorado Legislature passing (HB22-1355) that would create an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program.

American Forest & Paper Association Releases Q1 2022 Boxboard Monthly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q1 increased two percent compared to Q1 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 94.0 percent, up 2.0 points from Q1 2021.

American Forest & Paper Association Releases Q1 2022 Containerboard Quarterly Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q1 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report. Total Containerboard production in Q1 increased two percent compared to Q1 2021.

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.

AF&PA Releases March 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in March decreased four percent compared to March 2021. They were down two percent when compared to the same three months of 2021.