U.S. paper companies took the lead in what would eventually become the conservation movement.
David Clark Everest, an early advocate of recycling and environmental protection, observed, "There is only one boat in this industry, and everyone who has anything to do with the pulp and paper is on it." His insights into changes related to conservation, forest management, labor relations, and the role of government in regulating business were unequaled.
October 12, 1929
The Institute of Paper Chemistry (IPC) was incorporated as an educational institution in affiliation with Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin.
October 29, 1929
Black Monday - The Great Depression began. The kraft industry and by extension the container industry were hardest hit.