27 Sep '11, 10am

Recycled Paper Consumption May Be on the Decline - Why??

Recycled Paper Consumption May Be on the Decline - Why??

Nearly 43 million tons of paper and paperboard were recovered in 2009, according to the EPA. That represents a whopping 60 percent recycling rate. Photo: Flickr/michelhrv Find your local recycling solution for paper Paper accounts for more than a third of all recyclables collected in the U.S., but industry consumption of recovered paper products may be on the decline compared to last year, according to a recent report from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). United States recovered paper consumption held steady from July to August but fell in August when compared to last year, according to the report. Total industry consumption in August was 2.56 million tons, which represents a 6 percent drop when compared to 2010. So far, recovered paper consumption is down by about 4 percent for the entire year, the trade group said. The report doesn’t pinpoint specific cau...

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