A Directory of Paper Recycling Resources

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  • A Directory of Paper Recycling Resources


    aperMatcherTMi s a publication of the identify markets for recovered paper. The

    American Forest & Paper Association directory lists the names and addresses of

    (AF&PA), the national trade association paper mills known to utilize recovered

    of the U.S. paper and forest products paper as a raw material; recovered paper


    industry. dealers who pack and sell recovered

    paper to paper mills; and recycling centers

    This is the third edition of PaperMatcherTM, that accept recovered paper.

    one of many publications and resources

    AF&PA has produced to foster and expand AF&PA has attempted to compile as

    paper recovery and recycling. comprehensive a list as possible of mills,

    recovered paper dealers and recycling

    America’s paper companies are fully centers. However, all information in

    committed to maximizing recycling and PaperMatcherTMi s subject to change, and

    minimizing the amount of paper that ends it is advisable to consult the most current

    up in landfills. Central to the recycling telephone directory for additions, deletions,

    effort is the industry’s goal to recover - new addresses, etc. Please notify the

    for recycling and reuse - 50 percent of all American Forest & Paper Association,

    the paper Americans use in the year 2000. 111 1 19th Street, NW, Suite 800,

    Washington, DC 20036, with new or

    PaperMatcherTMis designed to help updated information that should be

    individuals, groups and communities included in future PaperMatcherTMli stings.


    PAPER RECOVERY The cover of this directory contains 80 percent total recycled fibep.

    The teit of this directory contains 50 percent total recycled fibel! A Directory of Paper Recycling Resources













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    October 1994 1 Making Progress lbward the 50 Percent Recovery Coal


    hile recycling has played an impor- Achieving such an ambitious goal will not

    tant role throughout the 300-plus be easy. Already, however, America's

    year history of pulp, paper and pulp, paper and paperboard industry is

    paperboard manufacture in America, investing billions of dollars in plants and

    1993 marked two particularly significant equipment designed to expand utilization

    recycling milestones. of recovered paper as a raw material.

    Recovered paper utilization continues to

    Last year, for the first time in history, more rise in each major sector of the industry

    paper was recovered in the United States -as does consumer demand for

    than was landfilled - a remarkable recycled-content paper products.

    accomplishment made possible by the

    millions of Americans who take the time to But the strong growth in paper recovery

    separate their used paper and make it does more than just provide papermakers

    available for recovery. Last year also with a vital raw material. The millions of

    marked achievement of the industry's 1995 tons of paper Americans recover at home

    goal to recover 40 percent of all the paper and in the workplace are millions of tons

    Americans use - a goal reached two that don't end up in the nation's landfills -

    years ahead of schedule. And at the end of good news for the environment.

    last year, the industry set its sights even

    higher, establishing a new goal to recover

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    one-half of all the paper Americans use in

    the year 2000.

    Establishing the paper industry's 40 percent

    paper recovery goal in 1990 marked the

    starting point of an unprecedented effort

    here in the United States to expand

    recovery of paper for recycling. It's an

    effort that's in full swing today.

    Thanks to the efforts of millions of

    Americans who sort out recyclable paper

    at home and work, impressive statistics


    continue to mount. For example:

    Last year, nearly 36 million tons of paper

    and paperboard were recovered in the

    United States - twice as much as in 1980.


    A M E R I C A N F O R E S T 6 P A P E R A S S O C I A T I O N More than one of every two news- During the balance of this decade, U.S.

    papers, 62 percent of all Corrugated papermakers plan unprecedented invest-

    material and one-third of all paper and ments in new manufacturing capacity to

    paperboard packaging (compared to 12 increase their reliance on recovered paper

    percent of all other packaging) are being as a raw material. Already, however,

    recove red. recovered paper is an important raw

    Americans now recover 40 percent of all material for U.S. papermakers. Consider


    paper used achieving the industry’s these statistics:

    1995 recovery goal well ahead of schedule.

    In all, paper and paperboard account Of the more than 500 U.S. paper and

    for more than 60 percent of all materials paperboard mills, 75 percent recycle some

    diverted from the municipal solid waste recovered paper, and 200 depend on it

    stream. entirely.

    Every day, U.S. papermakers recycle

    enough paper to fill a 15-mile-long train of


    At the turn of the century, recovered

    paper is expected to supply 40 percent of all

    fiber used to make paper and paperboard


    products up from 25 percent in 1988.

    In the year 2000, an estimated 78

    percent of recovered paper will be recycled

    domestically; 15 percent will be exported to

    foreign recyclers; and the remaining 7

    Paper Ip Paperboard (62.6%) percent will be reused to make such

    nM etal (1 1. l%) products as animal bedding, insulation,

    Glass (7.8%) hydromulch and compost.

    Plastic (1 2%)

    Other (1 7.8%)

    Sour@: Fnnklin ASK (1990)

    Vital lo U.S. Papermakers

    U.S. papermakers’ demand for recovered

    paper has grown alongside the dramatic

    growth in recovered paper supply. The

    availability of increasing supplies of

    recovered paper has provided tremendous

    opportunities for U.S. manufacturers to lk tk 1k

    1906 1& 1990 1991 1992 143

    increase recycling capacity.

    Source: AF&PA



    2000. But just as public-private cooperation


    Keeping Valuable was the key to achieving the 40 percent

    Resource Out of Landfills target ahead of schedule, so will it be the

    key to achieving the new 50 percent goal.

    One of the principal reasons why the paper

    Specifically, four things must happen:

    industry set its original 40 percent paper

    recovery goal was to reduce the amount of


    1 Paper recovery programs must continue

    paper going into America’s landfills. With


    grow. We’ve seen extraordinary growth

    existing landfill space filling up and new

    in paper recovery programs at the local level

    landfills increasingly difficult to site, it

    - and equally extraordinary participation

    became imperative that manufacturers and

    in them by millions of environmentally

    consumers work together to reduce the

    conscious Americans. Looking ahead, it is

    amount of materials destined for disposal.

    vitally important to realize that different

    What‘s more, because recovered paper is

    types of recovered paper are suitable for

    such a valuable resource, increasing

    recycling into different types of paper and

    recovery made perfect sense for America’s

    paperboard products. The point is that all


    recovered paper is not the same. Continued

    growth in paper recovery programs -

    Largely as a result of this commitment to

    focused on recovery of source-separated

    increase paper recovery, there have been

    - and will continue to be - significant grades of paper in demand by recyclers -

    is essential.

    changes in the way used paper is managed.

    Consider these facts:

    1E ven though paper consumption has Tissue li%l

    increased, significantly less paper is going

    to landfills - 11 million fewer tons in 1993

    than in 1987.

    In 1993, U.S. paper recovery saved more

    than 90 million cubic yards of landfill space.

    In 1993, for the first time in history,

    more paper was recovered in the United

    States than was landfilled.

    When the 50 percent goal is achieved,

    twice as much paper will be recovered as



    How Will We Achieve I i 2. US. paper manufacfurers must

    make unprecedented investments in

    America’s papermakers have set an new recycling capacity. U.S. paper

    ambitious goal - recovering 50 percent of manufacturers need to continue to expand

    all the paper Americans use in the year their recycling capacity in order to provide


    A M E R I C A N F O R E S T (I P A P E R A S S O C I A T I O N markets for growing supplies of recovered by using recycled and recycled-content

    paper. This is occurring. In fact, during products. Fortunately, consumer demand


    the balance of this decade, paper for these products remains strong and, in

    companies plan to invest nearly $10 billion fact, is driving recycling expansion.

    in new man-ufacturing capacity that will

    allow them to make more recycled and

    recycled-content paper and paperboard.

    NewsDrint (3%)

    Source FranklinA sw. (1993)-

    The U.S. paper industry reached its 40


    percent recovery goal ahead of schedule

    SoumA F&PA (1993) because of the dedication and cooperation

    of millions of Americans. Reaching the 50

    3. Government must continue to allow a percent goal - and achieving a paper

    market-driven, reco very-based approach recovery rate well in excess of the world

    to recycljng. Government must avoid average -will take even more dedication

    market-distorting policies such as flow and cooperation.

    control, which restricts recyclers’ access to

    All signs, however, point to success.

    recovered materials, or recycled-content

    Americans are recovering more and more

    mandates, which dictate where recovered

    paper at home and on the job - keeping

    fiber should go. Both policies inhibit

    millions of tons of paper out of the nation’s

    manufacturers’ flexibility and constitute

    landfills. Paper manufacturers are ear-

    barriers to efficient recycling expansion

    marking billions of dollars to increase their

    that will jeopardize achievement of the 50

    recycling capacity. American consumers

    percent paper recovery goal.

    continue to demand recycled paper products.


    4. Consumers must continue to demand With this kind of teamwork, we’ll usher in

    recycled and recycled-content paper and the 21st century recovering fully 50 percent

    paperboard products. Just as consumers of all the paper Americans use - an

    begin the process by source-separating achievement in which all of us will be able

    their paper, they dose the recycling loop to take great pride.


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