Strategic Alliances

Paper and Packaging Board

Paper and Packaging Board LogoThe Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds® campaign, launched in 2015, reaches consumers at scale with messages important to the paper and packaging industry, like sustainability and innovation. Targeting both consumers and business decision makers, the award-winning campaign has generated over 11B impressions for the industry and its products, garners over 100M video views annually, millions of website visits each year, and reports a 12:1 ROI for the industry. 
The law that governs the program requires the industry to hold a “continuance referendum” within seven years from the start of the board in January 2014. Companies who paid assessments in 2019 vote whether to renew the campaign. This vote is overseen by USDA and is set to take place between October 12-23, 2020. Learn more at Referendum 2020.

Paperboard Packaging Alliance

Paperboard Packaging Alliance LogoThe Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) is a joint initiative between the American Forest & Paper Association and the Paperboard Packaging Council to promote the sustainable benefits of paperboard in packaging design.
Every year, the PPA conducts a Student Design Challenge geared toward college students in design, graphic arts and engineering programs to give them a hands-on experience to develop solutions, test ideas and deliver a package while learning from industry experts. Learn more at

Renewable Bag Council

Renewable Bag LogoThe Renewable Bag Council (RBC) is a coordinated effort by Kraft paper producers and converters to promote paper bags as the preferred choice for use in retail and grocery outlets. Over the last several years, primarily at the state and local government level, efforts to restrict plastic bags have increased rapidly and more of these measures are now including paper bags. RBC has focused its efforts toward opposing initiatives that attempt to tax or ban paper bags. Learn more at

American Forest Foundation

American Wood Council


Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA)
Fibre Box Association
Forest Resources Association (FRA)
Hardwood Federation

National Paper Trade Association (NPTA)

Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC)

Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers Association (PSSMA)

Softwood Lumber Board

The Forest Products Industry Compensation Association (FPICA)

Treated Wood Council

Wood Products Council