Paper Partnership Sets Sights on American Recycling

Washington, D.C. -- The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has announced a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will work toward a 55 percent paper recovery goal by 2012. The paper recovery effort will target office buildings, municipalities and schools. The announcement represents an increase from the recovery goal of 50 percent set in 1995. The AF&PA says domestic demand for recycled paper will grow because of a 50 percent surge in U.S. exports of recovered paper, particularly to China.