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
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.