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63% of Paper Consumed Is Recycled, Report Says

63% of Paper Consumed Is Recycled, Report Says

More than 63 percent of paper consumed in the US has been recovered for recycling for each of the past five years, making paper the most recycled material in the nation, according to the American Forest & Paper Association’s 2014 Sustainability Report. The report measures the US pulp, paper, packaging … Read more »

Amcor Joins Recycling Partnership

The Recycling Partnership, a national recycling industry collective, has selected initial cities for activity and welcomed Amcor as its newest contributing partner, according to Curbside Value Partnership, which oversees the project. Founded on July 1, the Recycling Partnership has selected initial partner cities for the first round of work — but … Read more »

Paper Recycling Rate Down in 2013

Paper Recycling Rate Down in 2013

While recovered paper consumption at US paper and paperboard mills increased by 230,000 tons in 2013, the overall paper recycling rate slipped from 65.1 percent in 2012 to 63.5 percent in 2013, according to the American Forest & Paper Association. AF&PA attributes the decline to a 6.3 percent reduction in … Read more »

Linda Tsang

Environmental Executive Moves: A123, Camfil, AF&PA, UL, Progressive Waste Solutions

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. A123 Systems: The electric car battery maker that was purchased in bankruptcy in January by China’s largest auto parts maker Wanxiang Group has promoted Jason Forcier to chief executive officer, Reuters reports. Forcier previously led A123’s auto division. … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Xanterra, Best Foot Forward, GEI Consultants

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Xanterra Parks & Resorts: The company, which operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions in state and national parks as well as Kingsmill Resort, Windstar Cruises and Grand Canyon Railway, has appointed Catherine Greener (pictured) vice president of sustainability. Prior … Read more »

Network Launches Updated Paper Calculator

The Environmental Paper Network (EPN) has released a new version of the Paper Calculator – which appears on millions of pieces of paper products from companies including Office Depot, Sprint and Starbucks — to better assist paper buyers with measuring the environmental impact of their paper usage. More than 50,000 … Read more »

AF&PA Sustainability Report: US Paper Recycling Jumps 5.3%

AF&PA Sustainability Report: US Paper Recycling Jumps 5.3%

The amount of paper consumed in the United States in 2011 that was subsequently recovered and recycled increased 5.3 percent between 2009 and 2011, according to the American Forest & Paper Association’s 2012 sustainability report. In 2011, 66.8 percent of all paper consumed in the US was recovered for recycling, according … Read more »