Recovered paper consumption is down by more than 6% compared to 2010.
According to the U.S. Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), consumers are using less recycled paper. Recovered paper consumption fell sharply in July and August of this year, dropping by more than 6% compared to August of 2010.
During the first eight months of 2010, U.S. businesses consumed about 9% more recovered paper than during the same period in 2009.
And, exports of recovered paper are also up by 14% year-to-date compared with 2010, according to reports released by AF&PA.