Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has issued the following statement:
After dipping from 92.8 percent in 2016 to 88.8 percent in 2017, the U.S. recovery for recycling rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) rebounded to 96.4 percent in 2018.
Re “Paper or Plastic? The City Has a Plan to Get You to Say No to Both” (news article, April 23), about the New York City Council’s approval of a nickel charge on paper bags following the statewide ban on single-use plastic bags:
WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced that 68.1 percent of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2018.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 01, 2019 -- Conifex Timber Inc. (TSX: CFF) (“Conifex”) announced today that commencing May 6, 2019, it is temporarily curtailing operations at its Fort St. James, British Columbia sawmill for four weeks and its Mackenzie, British Columbia sawmill for three weeks, due primarily to continued high log costs and lumber market conditions.