Sustainability

Sustainability is a consistent dynamic necessary for managing a successful company and contributing to our industry's place in global preservation.

Renewable

Corrugated packaging has always used completely renewable resources for its raw materials. That's what makes fiber-based packaging the sustainable choice.

Renewable

Reliable

Plant a seed and watch it grow. The forest products industry plants 1.7 million new trees each day, growing more than is harvested annually. This has enabled us to reduce our carbon footprint, and contribute to the viability of forests and the preservation of wildlife habitats. A single tree can absorb more than 10 pounds of CO2 each year. The carbon stored by U.S. forests each year is enough to offset approximately 10% of all U.S. CO2 emissions.

Reliable

Sustainable

On average, more than 65% of the energy used to produce paper and wood products comes from renewable biomass energy. As an industry, we reduced our consumption of fossil fuels by 56% between 1972 and 2006.

Sustainable

Recyclable

Corrugated is the single most recycled packaging material. From 2011-2014, 89%-91% of all corrugated was recovered for recycling. The average corrugated box contains 46% recycled content. For the past 100 years, total U.S. forest area has been stable at about 750 million acres and grew by 2 million acres from 2000 to 2005.

Recyclable
Did You Know?

46%

The percentage of recycled content of which the average corrugated box is comprised.


56%

The amount that, as an industry, we have reduced our consumption of fossil fuels by between 1972 and 2006.


1.7 Million

The number of new trees the forest products industry plants each day, growing more than is harvested annually.


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