Paper Recovery Data
According to the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), 2011 paper recovery increased by 1.2 million tons to 66.8% compared to 63.5% in 2010.
Data shows that 30% of the paper and paperboard recovered in the United States went into producing corrugated boxes. 11% went to producing boxboard which includes gypsum wall board and folding cartons.
To remain a sustainability leader, the paper industry is setting a goal to further increase their paper recovery for recycle rate to exceed 70% by 2020.