04 Apr '11, 11pm

Forestry Trade Group Raises Bar for Paper Recycling Goals

Forestry Trade Group Raises Bar for Paper Recycling Goals

Paper recovery and recycling is one of the few areas of green business practices that show steady, continual improvement, as we have found every year for the last four years in our State of Green Business report : Since 1990, the amount of the paper supply recovered for recycling has nearly doubled, reaching 63.5 percent this year. Last week, the American Forest and Paper Association, an industry trade association, released its first-ever combined sustainability report as well as a set of updated goals for the next nine years that will aim to bring the steady progress the industry has seen for recycling rates to other areas of the industry's environmental impacts. The AF&PA's "Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 " plan sets a goal of 70 percent paper recycling by 2020 -- which, if achieved, would mark the outer limits of what is possible to recover for recycling. Of cours...

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