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.

Recent RPTA 2021 Production-Technical (P-T) Seminar
Seminar was held virtually on May 4 and 5 as an integral part of TappiCon 2021 Virtual.

RPTA supported registration at TappiCon with $100 Scholarships for up to 20 attendees per member company, which is administered like a rebate.

Program content is available at this member-only site.

Please be advised that RPTA will not participate in TappiCon 2021 Live next Fall (October 3 to 6). The Operating Board decided to instead focus on the RPTA’s annual Fall 2021 Roundtable and the 2022 P-T Seminar

2021 Industry Profile Study
Sampling is complete. Samples were coded for anonymity and sent to contract labs for testing. Included are 204 samples, off 62 machines at 47 mills. The 2021 Profile Study report will be published in September.

Members can access the Profile Study 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

2021 Summer Webinar
The Operating Board will host a webinar on Brown Fiber Re-Pulping and Reject Handling Best Practices on July 21, 2021, presented by Steven Johnson from Kadant Black Clawson.

As in the past, RPTA members will receive multiple emails regarding webinar details and registration links, starting several weeks ahead of the webinar.

2021 Fall Roundtable
Our annual Roundtable is planned for October 6 & 7, 2021 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, followed by a mill tour of Greif’s Sweetwater mill in Austell, Georgia..

Topic: Water Reuse in Recycle Boxboard and Containerboard Mills – Challenges and Solutions
RPTA will update this page as details are finalized and RPTA members will be updated by email as the dates approach.

2022 Winter Webinar
The Operating Board is tentatively planning a webinar on Building a Training Program from Within for sometime in January. Details TBD.