Helpful Links

You will find a wealth of information regarding recycled paperboard and more at the organizations below:

  • American Forest & Paper Association
    The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.

  • Earth911.com
    Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.

  • Paperrecycles.org
    A program of the American Forest & Paper Association, this website provides information on paper and the environment, workplace, school and community recycling.

  • The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance
    Learn about 100% recycled paperboard at this site run by an alliance of 100% recycled paperboard manufacturers.

  • TAPPI
    TAPPI is the association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL.

  • US Environmental Protection Agency
    Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources. Recycling programs are managed at the state and local level — find information on recycling in your community.


LATEST NEWS

RPTA Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients
Click here for details.

2021 Industry Profile Study
Registration has been completed for the 2021 Annual Physical Properties Benchmarking Study and sampling is in process.

Information and forms for participants are available at this member-only site.

Members can access the Profile Study reports from prior years by clicking here.

Winter Webinar Provided to Members
January 27, 2021
Winder Safety, with presentations by Scott Springmier and Jack Corbett – both experienced Valmet managers. Presentation slides and webinar recording are available at this member-only site.

RPTA Continues to Certify 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 brand owners that products produced by certified RPTA member companies are suited for direct food contact packaging applications. For more information, click here.

For a complete list of certified mills, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

RPTA 2021 P-T Seminar is Going Virtual
The Seminar is going virtual this year and will be held May 4 and 5, 2021, as an integral part of TappiCon Virtual 2021. RPTA’s content can be viewed here

Please click here to see the full TAPPI program available.

RPTA Scholarship
RPTA is offering $100 scholarships, for up to 20 attendees per RPTA member company. This is in addition to TAPPI’s group discount.

Detailed registration, scholarship and group discount information is available here.

Please be advised that RPTA will not participate in TappiCon 2021 Live next fall. Instead, RPTA will focus on RPTA’s annual Fall Roundtable.

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 and registration information, starting a few months ahead of the webinar.

2021 Fall Roundtable
Our in-person Roundtable is tentatively planned for October 6 & 7, 2021 in the Greater Atlanta Area, 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 seminar and accommodation plans are finalized.