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AF&PA Responds to EPA Rule on Boiler MACT

The EPA issued the final rule for Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology. While AF&PA appreciates the final rule allowing mills to avoid costly retrofits to many existing boilers, we are disappointed by the agency’s treatment of boilers operating in the last decade as "new."

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.

Call for Applications to U.S. Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and TAPPI announced, today, they are accepting applications for the U.S. segment of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award.

Green Bay Packaging Achieves Net Zero Water Certification

You can’t make paper without water. That’s one reason water stewardship is so important to the paper and wood products industry. Lisa Bauer-Lotto shares news of Green Bay Packaging’s ground-breaking net-zero water achievement and how the industry is advancing sustainability. 

Women’s Contributions to Advancing a Sustainable Industry

Women are a vital part of Ahlstrom-Munksjö--from running paper machines to developing the next sustainable product. Learn how they’re empowering their female employees in sustainability roles and encouraging future generations of women to join the industry.  

AF&PA 2022 Advocacy Priorities

AF&PA’s Board of Directors outlined 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 Members Achieve Progress on Water Stewardship Goal for 2020

In 2020, AF&PA member pulp and paper mills decreased water use (per ton of product) by 8.3%, from the 2005 baseline year. This marks significant progress towards our Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goal to reduce water use at member pulp and paper mills by 12% between 2005…

AF&PA Members Surpass Greenhouse Gas Goal for 2020

In 2020, AF&PA members reduced GHG emissions – measured in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq) per ton of product – by 24.1% from the 2005 baseline. This surpasses the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 goal to reduce GHG emissions by at least 20% from 2005 to 2020.

AF&PA Members Surpassed Energy Efficiency Goal for 2020

In 2020, AF&PA member purchased energy use per ton of product was 13.3% lower than the 2005 baseline year. This surpasses the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goal which was set to achieve at least a 10% improvement in members’ purchased energy efficiency from 2005 to 2020…

Trees are Replanted

According to the U.S. Forest Service, more than 1 billion trees are planted in the United States each year. 

2030 Goal: Drive Water Stewardship

A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to drive water stewardship throughout our manufacturing operations.