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RPA-100% Statement on EU Mineral Oil

The RPA-100% is very confident in the rigors of the food safety protocol used for testing recycled paperboard, established by the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA). RPTA members use the protocol to test for and assure the quality and suitability of 100% coated recycled paperboard (CRB) for use in packaging food, including packages where there […]

Study Confirms Folding Cartons Meet FTC “Recyclable” Standard

For Immediate Release Study Confirms Folding Cartons Meet FTC “Recyclable” Standard March 7, 2011 A new study commissioned by the American Forest & Products Association (AF&PA) confirms that folding cartons meet the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) standard necessary to display the term “recyclable” on that packaging. Today, in response to the findings of this RW […]

RPA-100% Reviews Proposed FTC “Green Guides”

In October 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed revisions to the Guide that helps marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims. The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) has provided ongoing input to the FTC during their latest review of these “Green Guides”. Barry Cutler, RPA-100% Counsel, former Director of the Federal Trade Commssion Bureau of […]

RPA-100% Releases 2010 Retail Store Survey Results

In 2010, the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) surveyed a variety of U.S. retail store locations to assess the use of recycling symbols on retail packaging. The project was undertaken to: • Ensure that license agreements are in place with all companies using the trademarked RPA-100% symbol; and • Complete a census of recycling symbols […]

RPA-100% Reports Another Strong Year of Growth

The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) experienced another year of significant growth in 2010. Signing on an additional 40 new licensees, the RPA-100% currently has nearly 200 of North America’s top consumer product goods companies as partners. Why are so many companies choosing to use the RPA-100% symbol? Consumer surveys consistently find that one of […]

The RPA-100% Closed Out 2009 with a Record Increase in New Licensees

The RPA-100% added 34 new licensees representing every segment of consumer product goods, including organic foods, snacks, software, and health and beauty products. These new licensees all began proudly displaying the RPA-100% symbol on their packaging in 2009. One of these new licensees commented that it is critical that they “communicate to consumers their commitment […]

RPA-100% Press Room

Members of the media with questions about 100% recycled paperboard, paper recycling in general, or the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance may call Paul Schutes, Executive Director at (770) 753-8173.

Fran McPoland Joins RPA-100% as Environmental Advisor

The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) recently announced that Fran McPoland has joined their team as an Environmental Advisor. Ms. McPoland has a long and distinguished career working with many organizations on environmental initiatives. Her career includes seven years as The Federal Environmental Executive working in the White House for President Clinton. Over the last […]

RPA-100% Continues to Grow Rapidly in 2008

In just the first six months of 2008, The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) has added 23 new licensees. The new licensees are both large and small companies from many different end use markets. This indicates that the positive message of 100% recycled paperboard to consumers is important regardless of the size of company or who the […]

RPA-100% Welcomes Graphic Packaging Corporation as a New Member

The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) is pleased to announce that Graphic Packaging Corporation has joined the Recycled Paperboard Alliance. Graphic Packaging operates three paper mills, 24 converting facilities and two machinery manufacturing facilities and employs approximately 7,700 people worldwide. Following the recently closed merger with Altivity Packaging, the company will now own and operate […]