Wisconsin is the top state in the U.S. in paper production.

Boxes. Labels. Books. Your child’s first report card. A tissue for their first heartbreak. The Starbucks cup that held your coffee this morning.  All made from paper; a renewable, recyclable material that is an inextricable, often invisible part of our lives. From the moment we wake up to when we nod off with a book in hand, paper is there. The fact is that paper products are renewable, recyclable and good for the environment.

Paper and packaging make important contributions to a more sustainable future.  They are reusable.  They are economic.  And they are sourced from renewable forests that bring essential value to our everyday lives.

SUSTAINABILITY FACTS:

  • Paper is made from wood, a truly renewable and sustainable resource

  • Paper and packaging have multiple lives. They can be recycled up to seven times.

  • Forest products such as paper create an incentive for sustainable forest management. Responsible wood, pulp and paper production ensures healthy growing forests

  • Working forests provide clean air, clean water and the managed conservation of wetlands, grasslands and biodiversity. In fact, over the last 60 years, the net volume of trees on U.S. forestland has increased by 58%.

  • The paper industry’s key raw material, wood fibre, also absorbs carbon from the atmosphere as it grows, and this is locked-up for the duration of the fiber’s life cycle.