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Student Design Challenge Winners Make Community Relief Packaging

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) announced the winners of the 2021 Student Design Challenge, an annual competition that fosters awareness and appreciation of paperboard packaging with the next generation of packaging design decision-makers. Design teams from across the country created…

AF&PA Releases January 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in January decreased two percent compared to January 2021.

AF&PA January 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased three percent in January compared to January 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased nine percent in January compared to the same month last year.

AF&PA Validates Paper Padded Mailers Recyclable

AF&PA released new industry guidance giving consumers confidence on the recyclability of paper padded mailers. Paper padded mailers are widely recycled at paper mills across the country.

AF&PA to Lead on Sustainability, Recycling, Energy and the Environment, Among Other Top Policy Issues in 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) Board of Directors today announced advocacy priorities the association will pursue to help ensure the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability success and economic impact in 2022.

AF&PA Supports Bipartisan Postal Service Reform

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement in response to House passage of The Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076).

AF&PA Elects Christian Fischer as New Board Chair, Announces Officers at Winter Board of Directors Meeting

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the election of Georgia-Pacific LLC, President and CEO Christian Fischer as AF&PA Board Chair and released its 2022 slate of AF&PA Board Officers.

AF&PA Announces Support for the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act and the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in support of the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act (RCAA), introduced by U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), John Boozman (R-AR) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and the…

AF&PA Releases Sustainability Progress Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Progress Report, which highlights the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability achievements. AF&PA members met or surpassed most of the sustainability goals,…

Vast Majority of Americans Have Access to a Community Paper Recycling Program

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released a new report indicating that the vast majority of Americans, 94 percent, have access to community paper and paperboard recycling programs. 

AF&PA Releases Q4 2021 Boxboard Monthly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q4 increased two percent compared to Q4 2020. It was up two percent when compared to the same twelve months of 2020. The boxboard operating rate was 94.1 percent, up 0.7 points from Q4 2020 and up 1.2 points year-to-date.

AF&PA Releases December 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in December increased one percent compared to December 2020. They were essentially flat (+0.0 percent) when compared to the same 12 months of 2020.