Mar 30 - Paper Recycling Rate Reaches All-Time High, 63.5% in 2010

Last year, an impressive 63.5% of the over 81 million tons of paper consumed in the United States was recovered and recycled according to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). The trade association hopes to beat this record, aiming for a 70% recovery rate by 2020.

While paper continues to be a success story for recycling, other materials and items are not—including plastic bags and polystyrene. CAW is actively working on legislation to help reduce these problem items.

See what other recycling issues CAW is working on here, and read a Waste and Recycling News article about the AF&PA here.