AF and PA Sustainability Report - US Paper Recycling Jumps 5.3%
American Forest & Paper Association 2012 sustainability report reveals continuing increase in US paper recovery rates
Submitted by: Vince Collins
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 to the AF&PA’s 2012 sustainability report. This represents a 3.4 percentage point increase on 2009 levels, reported in the organization’s previous 2010 report.
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