The US housing industry is seeing an influx of new workers as demand for printed materials surges in the wake of the economic crisis, as investors seek to make use of rising demand for the durable goods that underpin the construction industry.
In 2017, there were 4.2 million jobs in the construction sector, a rise of 13.4 per cent over the previous year.
But in 2018, that number fell to 2.3 million, a drop of 8.4 percentage points.
The US has seen a surge in job growth during the economic downturn, fuelled by the construction of the Panama Canal, and a rise in interest in home construction.
It has also seen a sharp increase in the use of paper-based construction, particularly in places like the US and Canada.
The housing industry in the US is also being watched closely as it struggles to find new workers amid a lack of supply.
In the US, about 50 per cent of homes are constructed with recycled paper, according to a report by the nonprofit Consumer Reports.
This is a key source of recycled materials in the industry.
There are also concerns that the paper industry will face challenges in maintaining its market share in the coming years.
According to a study released last year by the Pew Research Center, US paper-to-paper shipments fell by 9 per cent in the first half of 2018, while paper-manufacturing orders rose by only 2 per cent.
There is also concern about the health of the industry as a whole, with consumer-focused newspaper and magazines reporting a sharp drop in print advertising revenues.
The boom in demand for recycled paper was sparked in part by the recent introduction of a carbon tax in the country.
The tax is expected to reduce US consumption by 0.6 per cent by 2021, but critics have warned that it may not fully offset the impact of the paper shortage.
In 2018, the cost of paper was $2.9 billion, according in a report from the National Consumer Council.
And while some of that is offset by increased production, the report noted that most of the rest is being wasted in the recycling process.
In an effort to find the best paper for home construction, there are many factors at play.
For one, recycled paper has been around for decades.
It is one of the few recycled materials that can be used to make building materials such as roofing material and building boards.
But many people don’t understand the benefits of using recycled paper.
They often have misconceptions about the material, according for example to the American Institute of Architects.
“A lot of people think that it’s just another paper.
That’s not true.
There’s a lot of science behind it,” said John J. DeFilippis, a professor at the School of Architecture at Rutgers University.
“Reusable paper is one piece of the puzzle, but you have to understand the full picture.”
For example, some people think paper can be recycled by putting it in a recycling bin or bag, while the US Environmental Protection Agency states that the material should be treated as hazardous waste.
However, there is no evidence to support this claim, and the EPA also says it does not require paper to be treated in this way.
“When it comes to paper, it’s very hard to tell what’s recyclable and what’s not,” said Jens Rühli, director of sustainability and innovation at the National Association of Home Builders.
“If you put the same material into a bin, it doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t take away any of the benefits it brings to the environment.”
Some of the materials used in the home construction industry are also very expensive to manufacture, so a lack in paper supplies is not as much of a concern as it is for paper-related materials such that building materials, including wood and paper, are often sourced from foreign countries.
But the growing demand for these materials is also pushing up prices for construction materials, and could also mean that consumers are paying more for the materials they buy.
As part of its commitment to reducing waste in the global home construction market, the US government has pledged to reduce the amount of paper it uses to 50 per 100,000 square feet by 2025.
But while this pledge has been welcomed by many, there have been concerns that it is too low.
“We need to get to that 100,00 square foot limit,” said Rühl.
“And if we don’t get there, we’ll see more paper being used, so we’ll have less paper.”