Paper Recycling Use Drops 4 Percent in April

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 25, 2012

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Paper Recycling Use Drops 4 Percent in April

Recovered paper consumption by U.S. industry fell 4 percent in April compared with March.

According to data from the Washington-based American Forest & Paper Association, recovered paper in the most recent month reached 2.48 million tons.

For the year consumption has dropped 3 percent compared with a year ago, the association said in a news release.

U.S. recovered paper exports in March, however, climbed 7 percent compared with the previous month. The increase came mainly from mixed and old corrugated cardboard. For 2012 so far exports have increased 3 percent compared with the previous year.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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