U.S. Recycled Paper Consumption Rises 3 Percent in May

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 29, 2012

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U.S. Recycled Paper Consumption Rises 3 Percent in May

U.S. industry consumption of recycled paper in May climbed 3 percent in May compared with April, according to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA).

The Washington-based association said in a news release that consumption of recovered paper totaled 2.54 million tons for the most recent month.

For the year to date, however, consumption has dropped 2 percent compared with the same period last year.

U.S. exports of recovered paper fell 11 percent in April compared with March, with decreases coming primarily from other mechanical and corrugated paper. Exports for the year to date have fallen 2 percent compared with 2011.


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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