U.S. paper industry reaches record for containerboard production in 2021

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released preliminary 2021 data from U.S. paper and paperboard mills indicating record containerboard production, much of which is made from recycled fibres, and which is the material used to make new cardboard boxes. Preliminary data indicates total containerboard production in 2021 increased 5.6 percent compared to 2020, the ninth increase in the past 10 years.

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