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

Industry Benchmarking Survey
Based on member feedback, we will conduct the Profile Study every two years, instead of annually, because product properties are not expected to change significantly in one year. The next Profile Study will be initiated this December for first-quarter ’25 sampling. All past Survey reports can be accessed at this member-only page.

2024 Winter Webinar
On January 25th, we held a webinar on Waste Reduction through Separation and Upcycling, presented by Drew Kinsel, Upcycling Product Manager at Kadant Black Clawson. Webinar slides and recording are available to RPTA members only at this web page, along with materials from other past webinars.

2024 Production-Technical Seminar
We held this year’s P-T Seminar on April 29 and 30, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Session topics were:

  1. Safer Operations
  2. Process Monitoring
  3. Multiply Machine Operations
  4. New Recyclable Packaging Developments

Presentations are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Webinar
Inline Freeness Measurement
Wednesday, July 24th at 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Eastern
Presented by Jason Shipman and Tyler Spivey, BTG. Moderated by Al Linn, Westrock.
Registration Link

Educational Event Topics Planned
Based on member polling, the RPTA Operating Board will be organizing educational events for the next year on these topic categories:

  1. Safer operations
  2. Solid waste reduction
  3. Ways to improve paper properties
  4. Wet end chemistry
  5. Grades and quality of recovered fiber

Please, let RPTA Staff know if you know of a qualified speaker on one or more of these topics..