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Jul 15, 2014, 11:30 ET
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U.S. Paper and Wood Products Manufacturers Show Significant Progress toward Sustainability Goals

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its 2014 Sustainability Report, which exhibits the U.S. pulp, paper,...

Apr 21, 2014, 12:41 ET
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AF&PA Announces 2014 Paper Recycling Awards Winners

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the winners of its 2014 Recycling Awards.  Now in its ninth...

Feb 05, 2014, 11:37 ET
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American Forest & Paper Association Board Sets 2014 Key Federal Policy Initiatives

Federal advocacy continues in six high-priority areas The American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) board of directors formally...

Nov 04, 2013, 10:48 ET
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2013 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Five companies recognized for excellence in sustainability  The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented its 2013...

Sep 24, 2013, 12:39 ET
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2013 Student Design Challenge Winners Announced at PACK EXPO

Students, universities receive cash prizes totaling $9,000 for innovative paper-based package designs  The Paperboard Packaging Alliance...

Mar 19, 2013, 12:35 ET
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AF&PA Announces 2013 Paper Recycling Awards Winners

Newly Improved paperrecycles.org Website Relaunched The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the winners of...

Feb 05, 2013, 13:59 ET
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AF&PA Board Establishes 2013 Key Policy Initiatives

Federal advocacy continues in eight high-priority areas The American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) board of directors...

Dec 21, 2012, 10:56 ET
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AF&PA Statement on EPA's Release of Final Boiler MACT, Incinerator, and NHSM Rules

 American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental...

Dec 03, 2012, 13:08 ET
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AF&PA Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Logging Roads Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments in the case seeking to invalidate the Ninth Circuit court decision in (NEDC v. Brown), which...

Nov 14, 2012, 10:55 ET
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2012 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Five companies recognized for excellence in sustainability The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented its first ever...

Jul 25, 2012, 15:31 ET
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2012 AF&PA Sustainability Report Shows Significant, Measurable Progress On Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Goals

Quantifiable goal on water use incorporated into the Better Practices suite of goals  The American Forest & Paper Association...

Jan 10, 2011, 19:31 ET

American Forests Receives $100,000 Grant

Seeks votes in Lowe's first online community giving campaign American Forests, which has planted 35 million trees in forest restoration projects...

Apr 22, 2010, 05:20 ET

American Forests to Plant 4.8 Million Trees in 43 Global ReLeaf projects

May planting to mark 20th anniversary of Plant a tree, Cool the globe campaign Global ReLeaf, the tree planting arm of American Forests –...

Apr 15, 2010, 05:49 ET

Scotties ReLeaf USA Tree Initiative Expands with Food Lion and Charlotte Clean and Green

The dual successes of an innovative environmental education program and the planting of 1,500 trees by 350 volunteers in the inaugural year of the...

Sep 25, 2009, 09:30 ET

American Tree Farm System(R) Wood Validated Through Third-Party Certification

The American Tree Farm System(R)( )(ATFS) announced that it has received independent, third-party forest certification for each of its four...

Aug 07, 2008, 01:00 ET

Oldest and Largest U.S. Tree Certification Program Receives International Approval

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family forest owners in the U.S., who own nearly two-thirds of the country's forestlands, today...

Apr 01, 2008, 01:00 ET

Paper Recycling Hits Record High

NEW YORK, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2007, an all-time high of 56 percent of the paper consumed in America was recovered for...

Apr 24, 2007, 01:00 ET

American Forests Launches Global Releaf2 Campaign With Goal to Plant 100 Million Trees by 2020

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Forests, one of the first organizations to address the issue of global warming when it...

Mar 27, 2007, 01:00 ET

2007 AF&PA Recycling Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the 2007 AF&PA...

Mar 26, 2007, 01:00 ET

Paper Industry Announces All-Time High of 53 Percent Paper Recovery

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced that a record 53.4...