Members of the Paper Recycling Industry
More than 80 percent of all paper mills in the US use recovered fiber. Recovered fiber comprises almost 40 percent of all fiber used in US mills. Generators, haulers, processors, and mills each play a vital role in ensuring a steady supply of high quality recovered paper. Because recovered paper is a raw material, that material must meet quality specifications.
The resources below can help haulers, processors, and mills educate their customers about paper recycling:
- Learn more about working with your residential and commercial customers.
- Find information about the benefits of paper recycling.
- Find facts and figures and other answers to frequent questions about paper recycling.
- Find information about paper recycling targeted towards industry representatives from the Green Press Initiative.
- Consult the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries guidelines for recovered paper, including limits for contaminants and outthrows in the Scrap Specifications Circular.
- Check out Conservatrees Single Stream Recycling Best Practices Guide, which thoroughly outlines the best ways to promote and educate communities about single stream recycling programs.
WasteWise: a free EPA partnership program through which organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste and select industrial wastes, benefiting their bottom line and the environment.
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI): A national trade association of the scrap recycling industry (companies that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities).
American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA): A national trade association of the forest, pulp, paper, paperboard, and wood products industry.
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI): A technical association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries.
The Paper Stock Report: Independent coverage and analysis of the scrap paper recycling market, including news, trends, and prices for scrap paper.