Paper Check-off board to meet for first time on March 25 in New York City, launching program that aims to foster paper and paper-based packaging promotion, research, information; board members to be appointed by USDA secretary in next few weeks

WASHINGTON , February 25, 2014 (press release) – In anticipation of the impending announcement of board members, the first Paper Check-off Board meeting has been scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 25th in New York City. Board meetings are open to the public. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is expected to appoint members of the Paper Check-off Board in the next few weeks.

“We look forward to the USDA announcement of the Paper Check-off Board members and the beginning of the program to bring greater awareness of the value paper and paper-based packaging brings to our everyday lives,” said Paper Check-off Panel Chairman John Williams, president and CEO of Domtar.

What: Paper Check-off Board Meeting (pending announcement of the board members)

When: Tuesday, March 25
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Where: New York Palace Hotel
New York City

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The Paper Check-off Panel is a group of industry executives representing the various grades of paper and paper-based packaging, formed to shepherd the industry-initiated effort to establish a paper and paper-based packaging promotion, research and information program.

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