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ICPF Partners with SFI to Increase Youth Awareness of Corrugated Industry Careers

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) is excited to announce a new partnership with Project Learning Tree (PLT), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) to increase youth awareness of corrugated packaging industry careers.

The multi-year partnership aims to increase awareness, access, and education about the rewarding green careers in the corrugated packaging industry through the development of educational resources and experiences for educators and guidance counselors working with middle school and high school youth. This comprehensive approach aims to elevate the profile of the corrugated packaging industry earlier, as students participate in career exploration, planning and development.

“ICPF is very excited about this multi-year partnership with SFI,” said ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria. “The collaboration targets key initiatives for the foundation to increase industry exposure and initiate outreach at the high school and middle school level, and it’s a natural fit. PLT has over 40 years of experience providing high-quality education resources and training for educators, career counselors and families, and ICPF is excited to leverage their expertise and network to ensure more youth are exposed to the many opportunities and benefits that exist from choosing a career in corrugated.”

“We applaud ICPF’s leadership and welcome this opportunity to partner with the goal of supporting a diverse and resilient workforce in the corrugated packaging industry. We look forward to working together to ensure young people learn about packaging sustainability and the diversity of green jobs available to them,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI.

As the demand for sustainable, renewable packaging continues to rise, so do the career opportunities within the corrugated packaging industry. ICPF is committed to empowering individuals to find rewarding jobs and lifelong careers in this sustainable and vital industry. Look for more information and resources from the partnership to be announced as they become available.


Project Learning Tree®️ is committed to advancing environmental education, forest literacy, and green career pathways, using trees and forests as windows on the world. Our award-winning resources offer a lifetime of learning from early childhood through adulthood, and our wide and diverse network provides professional development for educators and opportunities for young adults to explore forests and green careers. Together, we are growing future forest and conservation leaders. PLT is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, a non-profit charitable organization with the mission of advancing sustainability through forest-focused collaboration. Learn more at:

ICPF is an independent, non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation dedicated to growing the labor force of the corrugated packaging industry now and into the future. ICPF is largely supported by individual corrugated manufacturers and supply companies and is co-sponsored by AICC – The Independent Packaging Association and the Fibre Box Association (FBA). Learn more at