2019 Board of Directors Nominations
This year, the Paper and Packaging Board will hold elections in May to fill six seats for members whose terms will expire on December 31, 2018. Domestic manufacturers will fill four seats from the South (two three-year terms, one two-year term and one one-year term) and one seat from the Midwest (three-year term) and one from the West region (three-year term). All terms start on January 1, 2019. To be eligible, nominees operating within the South, Midwest or West region must manufacture 100,000 short tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging annually.

All checkoff companies are eligible to nominate themselves or individuals from other companies. We seek board membership with diversity. Nominations start March 5, 2018 and run through April 17, 2018. Election ballots will then be mailed May 1, 2018 to all eligible companies. Ballots are due by May 31, 2018. The Secretary of Agriculture will appoint board members from the candidates receiving the most votes by the end of 2018.


Nominations Form
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Nominee Background Form
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Board Member Responsibilities
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Nominations Q&A
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Annual Reports
The report provides a yearly recap on the state of the campaign and finances to the U.S. manufacturers and importers of paper and paper-based packaging who collectively fund the board’s efforts to advance the market position of these products.

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2016 P+PB Annual Report
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Assessment News
On March 30, 2018 manufacturers and importers who produce or import 100,000 short tons or more annually received their Q1 2018 assessment packet via email. First quarter assessments cover January, February and March 2018 production and imports of the following grades: printing, writing and related paper; Kraft packaging paper; containerboard; and paperboard. Assessments are due on or before April 30, 2018.


Production-Import Quarterly Report – Q1
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Assessment FAQs
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Application of Exemption from Assessment
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Final Rule: Paper and Paper-based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information
Late Fees Amendment § 1222.520
Econometric Report
We sat down with economist Harry Kaiser of Cornell University to discuss the importance of the checkoff program as an investment.

White Paper: Evaluating the Impact of the P+PB Promotion by Harry Kaiser

FAQs: About the 2016 Econometric Report


The Paper and Packaging Board is governed by a 12-member board elected from the participating companies and appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture.


Board of Directors & Committees
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2018 Operating Budget
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Learn about the ten-person staff with offices in McLean, VA. Reach the Paper and Packaging Board at (703) 935-8590.
Learn more about the program. The Paper and Packaging Board establishes and guides promotions designed to help slow the decline in paper use and expand demand for paper-based packaging products. U.S. manufacturers and importers of these products collectively fund the board’s efforts including the goals of the Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds® campaign?