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  • AF&PA releases updated paper reports for October

    The American Forest & Paper Association released its October U.S. paper reports.

  • Forest and paper industry reports on sustainability progress

    The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations’ (ICFPA) launched its 2017 Sustainability Progress Report. It is the sixth biennial report highlighting members’ progress on the sustainability commitments agreed upon in the 2006 Leadership Statement on Sustainability.

  • AF&PA releases updated paper reports for September

    The American Forest & Paper Association released its September U.S. paper reports.

  • Monadnock Paper produces packaging from burlap bags

    Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM), a family owned manufacturer that delivers specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, announced its Kona® portfolio of packaging substrates that is made with non-wood fiber from used burlap bags diverted from the landfill.

  • Cascades to invest $21 million

    Cascades Inc., a recovery and manufacturer of green packaging and tissue products, announced a $21 million investment in its Cascades Inopak and Plastiques Cascades plants to acquire equipment that will enable an increase of production of food packaging, primarily for the fresh protein market.

  • ISRI proposes guideline amendment

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) board of directors will consider an amendment to ISRI’s scrap specifications that will reclassify “Any paper which has the potential to be contaminated with bodily fluid” as a prohibitive, and add the words “and organic waste” to the end to better characterize inbound paper products in the recycling stream.

  • AF&PA releases updated paper reports for August

    The American Forest & Paper Association released its August U.S. paper reports.

  • Green products grow end markets

    In response to growing demand for its green building products, the ReWall Company is doubling its manufacturing capacity of roofing products and other materials made from recycled cartons.

  • International Paper sells its food service business

    International Paper has completed the sale of its food service business in China to Huhtamaki Group. The divested business has two plants and a workforce of approximately 200 employees. Terms were not disclosed.

    Published in the November 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • AF&PA releases updated paper reports for July 2017

    The American Forest & Paper Association released its July U.S. paper reports.

  • AF&PA releases updated paper reports for May

    The American Forest & Paper Association released its May U.S. paper reports.

  • Paper stock section of the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular changes

    The Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is seeking input on proposed changes to the guidelines for recovered paper transactions. PSI, as part of an ongoing effort to update industry specifications, is proposing to streamline the specifications to prevent any potential confusion as these specifications have been more globally adopted by the international industry.

  • ISRI releases updates to the Scrap Specifications Circular

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently updated the Scrap Specifications Circular to include the board-approved new nonferrous specifications, a slight modification to a paper specification, and the deletion of certain expired paper specifications.

  • AF&PA releases updated paper reports

    The American Forest & Paper Association released its April U.S. paper reports.

  • Using robotics helps recycle consumer cartons

    Contributed by DERRIC BROWN

    When consumers think of recycling, an image of the chasing arrows and the 1970s “reduce, reuse, recycle” slogan might come to mind. Those of us in the industry know that technology has played an important role in the evolution of recycling, so it was just a matter of time before robots got involved.

  • Paper recycling: To sort or not to sort

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    Commingling or single stream recycling is taking the nation by storm as more and more municipalities establish a streamlined system in which all recyclables, including plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum and newspaper are put into a single cart for recycling.

  • 57th annual survey of paper, paperboard, and pulp capacity released

    The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the 57th Annual Survey of Paper, Paperboard and Pulp Capacity, reporting that U.S. paper and paperboard capacity declined 1.3 percent in 2016, in line with the long term decline rate of 1.3 percent per year since 2001.

  • Sonoco increases stock dividend by 5.4 percent

    Sonoco, a large global packaging company, reported financial results for its first quarter, ending April 2, 2017.

  • Green America calls on universities to make a “Better Paper Commitment”

    In its newest push to encourage the magazine industry to use recycled paper, the nonprofit Green America’s Better Paper Project launched “One Million Trees” to encourage higher education institutions to publish alumni magazines on recycled paper.

  • AF&PA releases paper reports for March 2017

    The American Forest & Paper Association released its March U.S. paper reports.