Board Converting News, April 1, 2024

P+PB Develops Checklist To Help Consumers Adopt ‘Papertarian’ Lifestyle Helping consumers become papertarians is the goal of a new check list developed by the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB). Papertarians are people who choose and use paper products because they know it is a smart choice for the environment and then recycle them to make further use of natural resources. In time for Earth Day 2024, the Papertarian Check List aims to help consumers build long-term, environmentally friendly habits. “Earth Day has helped people embrace a mindset about how we can and should protect our planet. We know that habit shifts happen over time. That’s why we want to take these Earth Day wins to the next level with great information and resources about paper since it comes from a renewable resource and is recyclable,” said Mary Anne Hansan, Presi- dent of P+PB. “Everyone can be a papertarian!”

The Papertarian Check List has tips showing how to work paper into all facets of everyday life — including shopping, working, living, and then recycling. A printable version is online and can be printed and posted as an easy reminder. Here are the ways: • Choose foods and drinks packaged in paper: paper egg cartons, pas- ta, ice cream, boxed/bagged dry goods, beverages in paper cartons • Choose personal care products packaged in paper: deodorant, cos- metics, first-aid items, soaps, and detergents • Opt for paper bags at checkout • Print emails and other key documents to lessen digital fatigue • Take notes on paper • Use paper for planning to help with retention: calendars, to-do lists • Live Papertarian • Have paper food containers on hand for leftovers when entertaining • Purchase (or make!) paper-based decor • Keep paper copies of important documents in case of emergency • Play paper-based family games • Choose paper-based gifts • Send thank-you notes and birthday cards • Recycle Papertarian • Empty, flatten, and recycle all paper packaging • Print your local recycling guidelines and post them near your bins • Ask your recycling center to update guidelines to include pizza boxes Currently, nearly 68 percent of recyclable paper materials are recy- cled. In addition to more jurisdictions and recycling facilities accepting CONTINUED ON PAGE 16


April 1, 2024

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