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The Value of Civic Engagement According to International Paper's Dorian Wanzer

Our career paths can be inspired by many things. From an experience that sparks inspiration and curiosity to hearing a story that ignited a passion for helping others. Dorian Wanzer is a great example of how life experiences can shape career decisions and form a path that is inspirational for many…

Charging Toward Growth, Insights from Sonoco’s Palace Stepps

Years ago, an inspiring leader named Willis Potts told a then college senior he would be qualified to be in the paper and wood products industry, but first Potts needed to know how he would treat his people. That college senior was Palace Stepps, who is now the President and General Manager of…

Holiday Tips for Recycling Paper in Your Home

‘Tis the season to recycle! During the holiday season, our homes are filled with greeting cards from family and friends, cardboard boxes from online shopping, and wrapping paper and paper bags for gifting.

Are pizza boxes recyclable? The paper industry answers

Let’s admit it, sometimes you don’t want to cook at home and turn to your favorite delivery, or pick-up, dinner option—pizza. While it’s a toss-up if pineapple and anchovies belong on pizza, there’s no arguing that pizza boxes are successfully recycled every day at paper mills.

Celebrate and Do Your Part During America Recycles Week

This week the American Forest & Paper Association celebrates America Recycles Week and the many people who help make paper recycling possible in the United States. 

A New Paradigm for Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities

The forest products industry, like others, has embraced a new paradigm to help prevent serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) in the workplace. Safety professionals for many years acted under a paradigm based on the concept of the “Safety Triangle,” which assumed that if minor injuries at 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.

Explore the Essential Products and Work of the Pulp and Paper Industry

Paper products are intertwined into our everyday life, and they remain essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. The men and women of the paper and wood products industry know they’re working for a common purpose—to serve communities near and far.

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.  

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…