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
MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD
THE 50 PERCENT RECOVERY GOAL
DIRECTORY OF U.S. PAPER AND
PAPERBOARD MILLS CONSUMING
DIRECTORY OF U.S. RECOVERED
DIRECTORY OF U.S
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
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
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increase recycling capacity.
P A P E R M A T C H E R PAPER RECYCLING:
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 -
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
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
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.
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.
P A P E R M A T C H E R
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