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U.S. Paper Recovery Rate at 63.5% in 2013

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A total of 63.5% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2013, according to an AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) report issued this past week. The annual paper recovery rate has nearly doubled since 1990, and the industry has set a goal to exceed 70% paper recovery by 2020 as part of its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative.
"Our industry and others fostered the voluntary, market-driven product recovery system that enables this success. We will continue to support and implement education programs and other initiatives that drive awareness to increase paper recovery," said AF&PA Board Chairman and Domtar President and CEO John Williams. 


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