Recovered paper consumption rises

According to the July 2010 Recovered Paper Monthly Report published by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total United States industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.7 million tons, an increase from June 2010 of 4 percent. July’s consumption was 9 percent higher than in the same month last year. The United States consumed 8 percent more recovered paper in the first 7 months of 2010 than during the same period last year.

United States exports of recovered paper were down 4 percent in June compared to May. Total recovered paper exports in 2010 are 2 percent lower than during the same 6 months in 2009.