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Paper Recycling January 10, 2019 12:30:20 PM

AF&PA Lists Out Priorities To Create More Resilient U.S. Paper Recycling System

Paul Ploumis
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AF&PA aims to build a more resilient U.S. paper recycling system in 2019, building on to the 63% recovery rate for paper and paper-based packaging.

AF&PA Lists Out Priorities To Create More Resilient U.S. Paper Recycling System

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced advocacy priority list for 2019. A more resilient U.S. Paper Recycling System, Transportation Infrastructure and Efficiency Improvements, Free and Fair Trade, Tax Policy and Regulatory and Process Reforms top the list. The association called upon its members to pursue these priorities to ensure sustained industry growth and creation of job opportunities.

Donna Harman, President and CEO, AF&PA noted that the above priorities will help the member companies to create innovative products that improve people’s everyday lives. In addition, AF&PA looks forward to partner with government authorities and other stakeholders to help create new opportunities for economic growth and job creation in rural as well as urban communities across the U.S.

AF&PA aims to build a more resilient U.S. paper recycling system in 2019, building on to the 63% recovery rate for paper and paper-based packaging, which the industry has been able to maintain for the past nine years. It proposes to address the nationwide shortage of transportation capacity and inefficiencies by improving truck weight limits, freight rail system rate and service improvements.

The Association will work towards a free and fair trade policy in strengthening industry’s products and continue to defend tax policy changes to benefit the industry. Furthermore, it will support all efforts to streamline the regulatory permit process and reduce the cost and uncertainty of regulations.

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