US Mixed Paper, ONP, and High Grade Recovered Paper: Trends in Availability and Quality

A groundbreaking component analysis of three major grades of the recovered paper supply stream.


US Mixed Paper, ONP, and High Grade Recovered Paper: Trends in Availability and Quality can help take some of the mystery out of the RCP supply stream. RISI’s unmatched data and analysis tracks the evolution of the component mix since 2000, and forecasts how the mix will keep changing through 2030.

The US paper market has rapidly evolved in recent years, which means that the recovered paper (RCP) component mix has changed as well. Tissue and packaging consumption has grown, while newsprint and other graphic paper sales have dropped drastically. Single-stream recycling collection has also complicated the sorting process.

These structural shifts are reshaping the RCP markets. The component mix for old newspaper (ONP), mixed paper, and high grade categories is in flux – which means more uncertainty for the businesses that depend on RCP supplies.

For ONP, mixed paper, and high grades, this study provides:

  • Demand, supply, trade, and price information
  • Historical data and forecasts
  • The changing component mix for each category of RCP
  • Grade-specific factors, such as deinking and pulp substitutes
  • The impact of the changing mix on end users of RCP material

Beyond this core demand and supply analysis, this study also explores how the evolution of paper and board consumption and recycling systems will affect RCP prices and utilization in both paper and non-paper industries.

Make sense of a market than can hide real risks inside every bale of raw materials. Consult US Mixed Paper, ONP, and High Grade Recovered Paper: Trends in Availability and Quality, and let RISI’s analysis help strengthen yours.

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