April 4, 2017
CONTACT: Katharine Eaton
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON – The Responsible Package today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website: theresponsiblepackage.com

The improved website promotes paper and paper-based packaging as a responsible choice, and provides information and materials related to The Responsible Package’s youth education program.

“In 2017, The Responsible Package’s youth education print materials will reach 150,000 fifth grade students at 1,132 schools in 14 states,” said AF&PA Director of Packaging Gretchen Spear. “Through our updated website, we are able to distribute these materials to even more educators, students and their families.”

The youth education materials support the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) education initiative and National Science Education Standards. By structuring the lessons to align with these standards, the materials provide a valuable program that teachers can use to supplement existing curricula on topics such as recycling, science, the environment, and math.

The materials include in-class materials, family take-home materials, a recycling family pledge, and additional lessons. All materials are available for download free of charge on the new website.

The Responsible Package youth education program’s objectives are to raise awareness about responsible consumer behavior regarding paper-based packaging and educate youth to understand that paper-based packaging is a responsible choice.


About The Responsible Package
The Responsible Package initiative is an industry-wide effort to promote the versatile and sustainable packaging solutions provided by paper-based packaging. The Responsible Package supports paperboard, corrugated, and paper bag and sack products and will further the paper-based packaging industry’s commitment to providing renewable, recyclable and sustainable packaging that also is reliable and economically viable. The Responsible Package’s sponsoring organizations include the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the Independent Packaging Association (AICC), the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA), the Fibre Box Association (FBA), the Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA), the Renewable Bag Council (RBC), and TAPPI.