Banner for LabNotes
From Lab Notes
Contact Information
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592


You are here: FPL Home  / Information Products & Services  / Publications

Requested Product

Title: Projecting recovered paper supply in the United States.

Source: Proceedings of the 2001 Society of American Foresters national convention, Denver, Colorado, September 13-17, 2001. Bethesda, MD : Society of American Foresters, c2002: Pages 464-465.

Author(s)Howard, James L.; Skog, Ken; Ince, Peter J.

Publication Year: 2002  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The use of recovered paper has an influence on the amount of timber harvested as well as the feasibility of expanded recycling programs. During the 1990's markets and prices for recovered materials have fluctuated widely. There are a number of factors driving these market changes including economic conditions domestically and internationally. The objective of this study was to develop recovered paper supply functions for the five principal grades of recovered paper by focusing on the effects of the spot and contract markets in establishing domestic prices for recovered paper. Two supply functions were estimated for each grade in each of three U.S. supply regions - North, South, and West. For these three United States supply regions, recovered paper supply consists of two elements namely, 'long-term contract' and 'spot market' supply which are estimated with two separate equations. The results of these estimations were incorporated into the North American Pulp and Paper Model (NAPAP).

Keywords: Recovered Paper; spot; contract; hypothesis; supply.

File size: 26 kb(s)

This publication is also viewable on Treesearch:  view
RITS Product ID: 11836
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Howard, James L.
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester

Additional items that might interest you
View the video celebrating FPL's 100 years of public service in 2010, from the producers of the Greatest Good....view

Research Highlights from FPL....view

Termite Eradication: A search for the Holy Grail.... view

Moisture Management in Residential Construction Series videos...view

Wood Floor Systems in Residential Construction Series videos....view
- FPL's Mission and Strategic Plan -

FPL's mission is to identify and conduct innovative wood and fiber utilization research that contributes to conservation and productivity of the forest resource, thereby sustaining forests, the economy, and quality of life. ... ..more »

- FPL Research Emphasis Areas -
Advanced Composites

As an integral part of the FPL mission, we improve the long-term sustainability of our Nation's forests by creating valuable composite products from biobased materials ... ..more »

Advanced Structures

The FPL has been in the forefront of wood-frame housing research since 1910 and has long been recognized as a world leader in such housing-related areas as engineered wood ... ..more »

Forest Biorefinery

We all know the compelling reasons that the United States needs to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Historically, the greatest increases in energy demand have been for transportation fuels ... ..more »


A leader in wood products research for over a century, the FPL is positioning itself to become the lead Federal research facility for the application of nanotechnology in forest products ... more »

Woody Biomass Utilization

Forests in the United States contain a substantial amount of small-diameter, overstocked, and underutilized material.FPL research projects are exploring the potential of the small-diameter ... ..more »