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International Paper Taking Action to Address Period Poverty

As a leading producer of pulp, International Paper is helping address period poverty, an issue that impacts 500 million women and girls around the globe. Their work on this issue recently won International Paper an AF&PA Sustainability Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In collaboration…

Sustainability in the Forest Industry

Forests play a major role in our lives, providing us with food, water and recreation. What makes that possible? Hear what Jeff Bradley, Director of Sustainability Standards at the American Wood Council (AWC) has to say about sustainability in the forest products industry.

Diversity and Collaboration Build Value for Paper Industry

Hispanic Heritage Month is a reminder of the value of diversity in the paper and wood products industry. Rafael Garcia, Vice President – Environmental Stewardship Strategy, Consumer Products Group at Georgia-Pacific told us about the value unique perspectives bring to sustainability challenges.

Paper Packaging is Sustainable by Design

Paper-based packaging is a sustainable choice. Rachel Ingram, Design Engineer Manager for Sonoco explains how new ideas for paper packaging come to life and her goals for the future of sustainability in our industry.  

How Does AF&PA Calculate Paper and Cardboard Recycling Rates?

More than two-thirds of the paper used in the U.S. is recycled and used to make new sustainable paper products people use every day. That’s more than 50 million tons of paper. To unpack the paper and cardboard recycling rates further, we turned to AF&PA’s Executive Director of Recovered Fiber…

Juno is an Innovative Recycling Technology

With its Juno technology, Georgia-Pacific is diverting trash from landfills and recovering valuable materials for recycling. John Mulcahy explains how this innovation works and why paper recycling is important.  

Forest Management Key to Healthy Forests

Blair Bishop is a registered forester and the owner of Bishop Forestry and Land PLLC. Bishop believes to help forests thrive now and in the future, others need to learn about managing healthy forests.

Safety Helps Promote Healthy Forests

Buck Vandersteen, executive director of the Louisiana Forestry Association, helps promote safety in the forests. With many hands involved, it’s important that sustainable forestry is done with best safety practices.

Creating a Safe Paper and Wood Products Industry For All

AF&PA members are focused on keeping their employees safe. Pete Petersen from Essity shared how they are striving for zero work injuries and helping the community learn best safety practices.

Safety Top of Mind for Resolute

Safety is a mindset for AF&PA members and their employees. Learn from David Marshall about how Resolute gives back to communities and provides an incentive for zero injuries at their mills across North America.   

Unpacking Continuously High Paper Recycling Rates

The numbers are in! Paper is one of the most recycled materials. This is confirmed by our continuously high recycling rates. In 2021, the paper recycling rate climbed to 68%. And the recycling rate for cardboard boxes was 91.4%.   

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.