Paper Recycles… Every Day

Nov 15, 2013

 By Brian Hawkinson
 Executive Director, Recovered Fiber

 Today, November 15th, is America Recycles Day. But every day is
 recycling day in the paper industry. 

 Since 1990, annual paper recovery for recycling has nearly doubled,
 reaching 65.1 percent in 2012. 

AF&PA’s industry-wide sustainability initiative, Better Practices, Better Planet 2020, aims to further increase that rate to exceed 70 percent by 2020.

To reach this goal, AF&PA leads a variety of efforts to encourage and increase paper recycling. Free interactive features, statistics, classroom materials and resources to help start or improve paper recycling programs can be found on

Ultimately, paper recycling success depends on the millions of individuals who choose to recycle at work, home and school.

So join your fellow citizens and recycle on America Recycles Day – and every day.

The industry and the environment thank you.