As North American paper mills make investments to take in additional recovered fiber, Resource Recycling is charting expansions on an online map.

Map updated: Aug. 15, 2020

Because of overseas import restrictions on recovered commodities, recycling operators have often struggled to move material to longtime buyers in Asia and elsewhere, and attention has turned to domestic end market growth.

The map above pinpoints mills that have announced expansions geared toward additional consumption of OCC or mixed paper. All the included projects were announced or completed in 2017 or later. These expansions are important for recycling operators because the mill projects offer assurance there will be more domestic capacity for recovered fiber in the next few years.

For each, we have included, where available, the company, location, feedstock details, whether it’s a conversion or a new facility, planned completion date, consumption tonnage, investment figure and a link for more information.

Click on each point to see a complete rundown of the project.

This map will be updated as additional announcements come down the line.

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