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American Forest & Paper Association Releases June 2021 Boxboard Monthly Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its June 2021 Boxboard Monthly report.

AF&PA Responds to Oregon’s Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in response to the Oregon Legislature passing the Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act (SB 582).

AF&PA Urges Governor Mills to Veto Maine’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in opposition to the Maine Legislature’s passage of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging (LD 1541).

American Forest & Paper Association Releases May 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its May 2021 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report.

AF&PA Releases May 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased 11 percent in May compared to May 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased six percent in May compared to the same month last year.

AF&PA Announces Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future

Continuing its leadership in sustainability, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future, a new set of sustainability goals for the paper and wood products industry.

AF&PA Releases April 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased three percent in April compared to April 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased six percent in April compared to the same month last year. 

AF&PA Releases April 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in April increased four percent compared to April 2020. They were up one percent when compared to the same four months of 2020. 

AF&PA Releases 61st Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the 61st Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Report, indicating overall U.S. paper and paperboard capacity declined 1.6 percent in 2020, compared to the average decline of 1.1 percent per year since 2011.

Resilient U.S. Paper Industry Maintains High Recycling Rate in 2020

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced that 65.7% of paper consumed in the United States was recycled in 2020, maintaining a recycling rate that has been consistently high for over a decade. Since 2009, paper recycling has met or exceeded 63 percent—nearly double…

Forestry and Forest Products Sector Releases Global Sustainability Progress Report

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report which demonstrates progress in seven key areas of sustainability. The 2021 report also highlights the forest products sector’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia Tech Student Internationally Recognized for Innovative Forest-based Industry Research

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) joined the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) in presenting three young scientists with the 2021 Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award at the ICFPA-hosted Global CEO Roundtable, a biennial gathering…