Domtar says paperboard sustainability promotion will continue

Papermaking firm announces renewal of Paper and Packaging Board effort thanks to funding by alliance of paperboard producers.

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The Paper and Packaging Board has promoted both the usefulness of paperboard and its sustainability credentials.
Image courtesy of Domtar and the Paper and Packaging Board

South Carolina-based paper producer Domtar, which opened a recycled-content containerboard mill in Kingsport, Tennessee, earlier this year, says paper and paper-based packaging manufacturers in the United States have renewed their commitment to sharing the industry’s successful sustainability story by continuing support for the Paper and Packaging Board program.

According to Domtar, in a recent referendum, 53 percent of domestic manufacturers and importers—who represented 53 percent of the volume of paper and paper-based packaging voting in the referendum—voted in favor of continuing the Paper and Packaging Board program.

The Paper and Packaging Board was created in 2014 as an oversight board for the paper industry’s national promotion campaign. The board is funded by paper manufacturers with operations in the United States, including Domtar, as well as importers of paper and board.

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