Leadership and Governance

RPTA Product Stewardship Task Force

RPTA's Product Stewardship and Environmental Task Force promotes knowledge of regulatory requirements and responsible care for the safety and health of users of recycled paperboard products and consumers of products packaged in recycled paperboard. The Task Force accomplishes this through appropriate technical discussions, literature dissemination, training sessions, and research projects into the raw materials, and the methods and processes by which recycled paperboard products are produced.

This Task Force also oversees activities to maintain the "RPTA Comprehensive Program for Food-Contact Paperboard Made from Recycled Fiber." In addition, the Task Force promotes environmental compliance and stewardship.

Product Stewardship and Environmental Task Force Officers:

Chair
Todd Schmitt
Corenso North America

Vice Chair
Aline Tetreault
Cascades Canada ULC

RPTA Operating Board

RPTA Board of Trustees


LATEST NEWS

RPTA Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients
Click here for details.

2021 Summer Webinar
On July 21, 2021, the RPTA Operating Board hosted a webinar on Brown Fiber Re-Pulping and Reject Handling Best Practices.

Presented by Steven Johnson, Applications Engineer, Kadant Black Clawson, and moderated by Dave Pearson, General Manager, Westrock.

The Webinar recording and a pdf file of the slides are available at this member-only site.

Industry Profile Study
The 2021 Industry Profile Study Report has been published for RPTA membership . It includes results from 204 samples, off 62 machines at 47 mills.

Registration form, due by January 21.

Sample Requirements

Sample Submission form, sent with samples by April

Members can access the 2021 Profile Study Report, along with reports from prior years, by clicking here.

RPTA Certification of Member Mills
RPTA continues the certification program first implemented in 2018 for RPTA member mills. RPTA uses a rigorous auditing process conducted by NSF to assure members and brand owners that products produced by certified mills are suited for direct food contact packaging applications. For more information, click here.

For a complete list of certified mills, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2022 Winter Webinar
The Operating Board will host a webinar on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The topic is Building a Training Program from Within by Joel Scheider, President of Task Trainers, Inc. and Mark Murphy, Westrock General Manager, Lynchburg, VA

To register, follow this REGISTRATION LINK

Roundtable
February 23 & 24, 2022

Water Reuse in Recycle Mills - Challenges & Solutions

REGISTER HERE BY JANUARY 15, 2022

We will hold the in-person Roundtable in Atlanta, assuming the COVID-19 situation continues to allow.

The Roundtable will include presentations and Q&A by three experts and the next morning the group will tour Grief’s Sweetwater mill.

FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE

2022 P-T Seminar
RPTA’s annual Production-Technical Seminar will be held in Charlotte, NC on May 2nd and 3rd, co-located with TAPPICon 2022.

Over the two days, you will hear presentations from experts on:

Contaminant Removal
Refining
Paper Machine Drying
Safety: Threading & Guarding

In addition, join us on May 3rd for breakfast and a Roundtable discussion on topics of interest to you.

RPTA’s P-T Seminar is co-located with TAPPICon 2022 and registration is handled through TAPPI.

We will provide details as they become available.

Follow TAPPI developments here