National Forest Products Week Celebrates Industry's Sustainability Leadership

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The 63rd Annual Event Celebrates the People Who Make Essential and Sustainable Paper and Wood Products

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is celebrating the 63rd annual National Forest Products Week.

Throughout this week, AF&PA will highlight the industry’s sustainability leadership and paper recycling achievements within the circular economy.

The forest products industry is also among the largest manufacturing industries in America.

“During National Forest Products Week, we recognize the 925,000 people from the forest products industry who make sustainable products for a more sustainable future,” said AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock. “These are people who make innovative paper and wood products, made from renewable resources and used by millions of Americans daily.”

The forest products industry makes sustainable products like:

The paper and wood products industry is committed to sustainability success and resource efficiency throughout the production process. Industry innovations are also creating more sustainable and recyclable products, like paper padded mailers and pizza boxes.

AF&PA is proud to work with the Paper and Packaging Caucus on our mutual goal of securing a more sustainable future.

“AF&PA recognizes the support of the Paper and Packaging Caucus including our co-chairs: Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA), Senator John Boozman (R–AR) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D–MI). This bipartisan caucus focuses on finding policy solutions to support our industry’s long-term sustainability achievements,” Brock said.

Follow along on LinkedIn, Facebook, X and Instagram and share our stories during National Forest Products Week using the hashtag #ForestProductsWeek.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recyclable resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative —Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $350 billion in products annually and employs about 925,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of about $65 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 43 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

Source: AF&PA