Paper Hits an All-Time-High 48 Percent Recovery Rate

Washington, D.C. -- The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&has released its Paper Recovery Progress Report for 2000, noting that key indicators of paper recovery increased appreciably last year. Office paper recovery climbed from 37.5 percent in 1999 to 41.1 percent in 2000, newspaper recovery climbed from 68 percent to 71 percent, and corrugated box recovery climbed from 70.1 percent to 75 percent, giving the industry its all-time highest overall recovery rate of 48 percent.