Recovered Paper: United States

This report forecasts to 2023 the recovery of post-consumer paper from the US municipal solid waste (MSW) stream in short tons. For comparison, this report also forecasts the generation of post-consumer paper in the MSW stream to 2023. Total paper recovery and generation are segmented by source in terms of: packaging; mixed paper products; newspapers and mechanical papers; and other paper products, such as tissue paper and towels, paper plates and cups, and other non-packaging paper (generation only).

To illustrate historical trends, total paper volumes generated and recovered along with their segments are provided in annual series from 2008 to 2018.

The annual volume of material recovered from other paper products is negligible, and is therefore excluded from total recovered paper. Pre-consumer paper and paper combusted for energy are also excluded from this report. Throughout this report, measures in tons refer to short tons.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
322110 Pulp Mills
322121 Paper (except Newsprint) Mills
322130 Paperboard Mills
511110 Newspaper Publishers

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