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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…

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…

Bringing Accountability to Regulation: Doing More Good than Harm

 If reasonable minds can agree that the goal of regulation is to enhance, not undermine, societal well-being, then the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), S. 951, can bring the most important statutory change to the regulatory process since the enactment of the Administrative Procedure Act…