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A Directory of Paper Recycling Resources

276 Pages · 2003 · 18.21 MB · English

  • A Directory of Paper Recycling Resources

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    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


    sort,


    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.


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    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


    PAPER RECYCLING-


    MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD


    THE 50 PERCENT RECOVERY GOAL


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    DIRECTORY OF U.S. PAPER AND


    PAPERBOARD MILLS CONSUMING


    RECOVERED PAPER


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    DIRECTORY OF U.S. RECOVERED


    PAPER DEALERS


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    DIRECTORY OF U.S


    RECYCLING CENTERS


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    October 1994 1 Making Progress lbward the 50 Percent Recovery Coal


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    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


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    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.


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    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


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    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


    boxcars.


    At the turn of the century, recovered


    paper is expected to supply 40 percent of all


    fiber used to make paper and paperboard


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    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


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    P A P E R M A T C H E R PAPER RECYCLING:


    2000. But just as public-private cooperation


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    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


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    1 Paper recovery programs must continue


    paper going into America’s landfills. With


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    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


    papermakers.


    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


    landfilled.


    THE 50 PERCENT GOAL.


    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


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    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


    U.S.


    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


    (2%)


    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.


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    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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