It's the way we've worked from the start.
Let's start from the beginning. A completely renewable resource: environmentally responsible, recyclable, compostable, cost-effective and versatile. Tree farms help clear the air, protecting our environment while helping ensure a sustainable future.
Made from responsibly managed, renewable resources.
- 96 percent of corrugated boxes are made with material supplied by certified fiber sourcing programs such as Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and American Tree Farm System (ATFS). Program participants are committed to sustainable forestry in their own forests, and are required to encourage their suppliers to practice sustainable forestry.
- For the past 100 years, total U.S. forest area has been stable and actually grew by 2 million acres from 2000 to 2005. (AF&PA's 2012 Sustainability Report)
- The forest products industry plants 1.7 million new trees every day, contributing to the long-term viability of North American forests, preserving wildlife habitats, sequestering carbon dioxide and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. (SFI)
the United States has 20 percent more trees than it did on the first Earth Day
celebration more than 40 years ago.
Uses renewable energy.
- More than 65 percent of the energy needed to produce paper products is derived from carbon-neutral biomass fuel. (AF&PA's 2012 Sustainability Report.)
- On-site fossil fuel use at pulp and paper mills decreased by 30 percent, per ton of product, between 1990 and 2010, including a 3.8 percent reduction between 2008 and 2010. (AF&PA's 2012 Sustainability Report.)
- Forest products facilities produce 70 percent of the renewable biomass energy used by the entire manufacturing sector.
The future is in our hands, and the corrugated packaging industry is committed to helping customers find responsible packaging solutions - to make products that are both more sustainable and more profitable.