APRIL 2011

Study confirms folding cartons meet FTC recyclable standard

A new study commissioned by the American Forest & Products Association (AF&PA) confirms that folding cartons meet the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) standard necessary to display the term recyclable on that packaging. In response to the findings of this RW Beck study, the 100 percent Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100 percent) is releasing guidance to their licensees about adding the recyclable claim to enhance the existing RPA-100 percent symbol.

The study shows that 74 percent of communities currently accept paperboard into their recycling systems.

During 2011, the RPA-100 percent plans to significantly increase its efforts to promote the recyclability of packaging made from 100 percent recycled paperboard.