US tallies higher paper recycling rate in 2021

The U.S. paper and OCC recycling rates for 2021 were 68.0% and 91.4%, higher than the previous year, the American Forest & Paper Association announced in a press conference May 24.

Terry Webber, American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) vice president of industry affairs, said the paper rate is on par with the industry’s highest previous rate, recorded in 2018. In 2020, the rate was 65.7%.

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