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ISRI Time Capsule: The Paper Chase

As the supply of scrap paper increased in the early 1990s—mainly due to the proliferation of municipal curbside collection programs—the U.S. paper industry responded by installing new deinking capacity and stepping up its consumption of recovered fiber.

April5TImeCapsulePaperChase250In 1992, the American Newspaper Publishers Association forecast that by 1994 the number of recycled-newsprint mills in North America and the overall recycling capacity of these mills could increase by approximately 50 percent compared with then-current levels.

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