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U.S. Recovered Paper Rate Rises to 63.4%

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AF&PA also announced this week that a record-high 63.4% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2009, noting that "this is great news for the industry and the environment, and exceeds the industry's 60% recovery goal three years ahead of schedule. To balance growing global demand for recovered fiber and decreased paper consumption, increasing recovery nationwide remains a priority."

AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman said that "recycling is one of America's great environmental success stories and the paper industry is proud of our ongoing leadership role in this arena. Today's announcement is a testament to the work of the industry and the commitment of millions of Americans who recycle at home, school, and work on a daily basis."


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