Fact Sheets

The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) continually releases fact sheets providing information on the many benefits of corrugated packaging and the success of the corrugated industry.  Below are the current CPA Fact Sheets available for download.

Economic Fact Sheet
Corrugated packaging delivers exceptional and sustainable value to our nation’s manufacturing sector. For more than 100 years, corrugated packaging has been a cost-efficient preferred choice.

Corrugated packaging contributes to U.S. success in a global economy:
  • Corrugated packaging is sourced, manufactured and converted in the U.S., as well as sold and distributed internationally.
  • The value of industry shipments increased to $30.5 billion in 2015.
Click here for the full Economic Fact Sheet

Recycling White Paper

Recycling corrugated packaging is a success story. Today more corrugated packaging is recovered for recycling than any other packaging material.  In 2015, the recovery rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) was a record-high 93 percent, up from 54 percent in 1993. This is a direct result of the corrugated industry's prolonged and focused effort.

Click here for the full Recycling/OCC White Paper

Click here for the Recycling Success Story Infographic

Wax Fact Sheet
The corrugated industry has traditionally used wax as a moisture barrier to preserve the strength of a corrugated container holding wet or iced products such as fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry and seafood, but a new study shows a dramatic decrease in wax use over the past decade.

Click here for the full Wax Alternatives Fact Sheet