February 2018


U.S. consumers prefer print, survey says

Seventy three percent of U.S. consumers surveyed said they feel that reading a printed book or magazine is more enjoyable than reading them on an electronic device, according to Two… This content is accessible to…





Waste Management claims war on contamination

By Ken McEntee Expecting strict Chinese scrap paper import standards to be a long-term reality, Waste Management CEO James C. Fish said the company is “going to go to battle… This content is accessible to…



Fire guts City Carton in Iowa City

A fire last night ripped through the City Carton Recycling Center in Iowa City, destroying more than half of the facility. Read more… This content is accessible to paid subscribers. Get subscription information here.


Weakened OCC outlook expressed by Sonoco

By Ken McEntee Sonoco’s outlook for old corrugated container (OCC) prices appears to have weakened since the beginning of the year, although it remains strong, according to CEO Jack Sanders.… This content is accessible to…


Graphic Packaging expects lower OCC prices

By Ken McEntee Graphic Packaging anticipates Midwest Old Corrugated Container (OCC) prices to average $15 to $20 less per ton in 2018 compared to 2017. Stephen R. Scherger, senior vice… This content is accessible to…