COOPERSBURG, PA, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA), in collaboration with the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), has released a new video providing further proof that recycling paper shipping sacks with corrugated contributes to a company’s sustainability performance. The video tells the story of Henkel Corporation’s successful recycling program and its contribution to the company’s zero-landfill goal.
Since the paper industry introduced a new recycling logo and campaign to promote the recovery of clean, unlined paper shipping sacks for recycling, more than two million sacks bearing the emblem have entered the supply chain. It signifies that eligible sacks – those that have been used to package food and food-grade products and do not contain polyethylene liners for moisture resistance – are now accepted by most mills in the same collection stream as corrugated (OCC) for recycling. This makes it easy for end users to simply deposit the sacks in the same baler or compacter with their OCC, which they’ve been recycling for decades, and often earn revenue from the sale of these high-value recyclables. Plus, diverting the material from landfills saves disposal costs and is good for the environment.
The recycling awareness campaign is sponsored by PSSMA and AF&PA.
To view the video, go to PSSMA’s YouTube channel.
The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) is the national trade association of U.S. producers of multiwall shipping sacks. Its mission is to provide its member companies with programs and services which further the industry’s objectives and, in doing so, promote and enhance the welfare of the industry. Currently, PSSMA’s sack-producing members produce approximately 90% of the multiwall shipping sacks made in the U.S. In addition, PSSMA is supported by over 50 domestic and international associate members, suppliers of goods and services to the U.S. multiwall industry.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states.