The U.S. paper industry used 31.3 million tons of recovered paper in 2010, according to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). The figure represents a 7 percent increase over 2009, the association says.
The industry’s consumption of recovered paper in December 2010 was flat when compared with November 2010.
In November 2010, the United States exported 1 percent less recovered paper than in October 2010, AF&PA says. Furthermore, recovered paper exports were down 2 percent in the first 11 months of 2010 when compared the same period in 2009.
AF&PA can access the full report by visiting the association's website.
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