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Tissue Products: More Sustainable than You Think

Many paper products are such an imbedded part of our lives that we often take them for granted. While paper products are inherently sustainable, the reasons why may not be obvious at first glance.

Why Are Paper Cups a Sustainable Choice?

What's obvious is that paper cups are convenient, clean and hygienic. What's less obvious to most of us is that paper cups are made from a renewable resource. 30 paper mills in North America recycle used cups.

The Paradigm Shift in the Cost-Benefit State: Requiring More Good Than Harm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took an historic step to advance the “cost-benefit state,” the paradigm in which “government regulation is increasingly assessed by asking whether the benefits of regulation justify the costs of regulation.”[1] EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler…

Recovery for Recycling of Old Corrugated Containers: Explaining the Exceptional Rate

After dipping from 92.8 percent in 2016 to 88.8 percent in 2017, the U.S. recovery for recycling rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) rebounded to 96.4 percent in 2018.

Spotlight: Women in the Paper and Wood Products Industry from International Paper and Packaging Corporation of America

Women hold a wide variety of roles throughout the paper and wood products industry, and they are essential in guiding the manufacture of many of the products that we rely on every day. To continue our celebration of the contributions these women make for the industry, we interviewed notable women…

Spotlight: Women in the Paper and Wood Products Industry from Resolute

Women hold a wide variety of roles throughout the paper and wood products industry, and they are essential in guiding the manufacture of many of the products that we rely on every day. To continue our celebration of the contributions these women make for the industry, we interviewed notable women…

A Reflection on Women in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

The month of March is dedicated to the celebration of women and the remarkable contributions they make to our world. In that regard we thought it would be fitting to honor the many women throughout the paper and wood products industry. To start us off, we interviewed one of our very own, AF&PA…

Increasing Cardboard Box Recycling at Home

Cardboard boxes — corrugated packaging, in industry speak — are the most widely-recycled packaging material in the nation. In 2017, nearly 90 percent of cardboard boxes used in the U.S. were recovered for recycling.

A Proactive Approach to Workplace Safety

At Resolute Forest Products, we have a long-term goal of zero incidents and zero injuries across our operations. To help achieve this goal, every employee—from the mill worker to the president and chief executive officer—is responsible for identifying potential safety hazards and helping create an…

Smarter Regulation: Doing More Good Than Harm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just taken a groundbreaking step to advance the eminently reasonable principle required by every president for over 37 years: In developing regulations, regulators should consider important tradeoffs and select regulatory options that do more good…

PPRC Brings Concerns to Capitol Hill, Washington Decision Makers During Annual Fly-In

The Pulp and Paperworkers’ Resource Council (PPRC) is made up of paper mill workers from all over the United States. We hold various jobs - union and non-union - throughout our mills and in rural and urban communities across the country. And, this week during our Washington annual fly-in, we look…

Shining the Light on Regulatory Dark Matter: Due Process and Management for Agency Guidance Documents

While agency development and use of guidance documents can be a mind-numbing subject, it is very important. Guidance – the full spectrum of agency policy statements and interpretive rules, including agency memoranda, circulars, bulletins, frequently- asked questions and so forth – is a vast but…