Closed-Loop Fiber Future
We believe in responsible manufacturing and being good stewards of the valuable resources that benefit people, drive the economy and belong to everyone. Stewardship is about keeping waste out of landfills, and toxins out of the air; using only what we need as efficiently as we can. We apply that principal to every point in the closed-loop journey – from day-to-day operations to strategic direction setting.
The circular economy is built on the notion that the life cycles of materials and resources that have already served a purpose for end users can be preserved and extended.
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Fiber recovery and fiber sourcing are a key component of Sustana Fiber’s operations and long-term vision. Closing the loop on a global level will require introspection and change – and we want to be that change.
Life Cycle Assessment
Our de-inking facility
recirculates every drop
of water 17 times
Sustainability has been our priority and our watchword.
Stewardship is about keeping waste out of landfills and toxins out of the air; using only what we need as efficiently as we can. We apply that principal to every point in the closed-loop journey – from day-to-day operations to strategic direction setting.
Every year Sustana Fiber recycles enough paper to reduce landfill space by over 1 million cubic yards.
Going Zero Waste
Transforming post-consumer paper into quality fiber is our business
The resources we use are precious – for us, and for future generations. Transforming post-consumer paper into high-quality products is the essence of our business, and we speak to that mission with our ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of by-products we generate, recover wastepaper and alternative fibers from as many sources as we can, reuse whenever possible, recycle, and properly dispose of materials and end-of-life products. We’ve made great strides in recent years by diverting as much recovered fiber as possible for landfarming, an end-of-life waste treatment process that tills the fiber into soil as a supplement.
Sustana Fiber facilities process 2.2 million pounds of wastepaper every day. That equates to 750 million pounds per year.
Transparency by the Numbers
Life Cycle Assessment
An LCA is a systems-based quantitative method for evaluating the environmental impact of a product, from raw material extraction and processing, to manufacturing, distribution and disposal.
Our commitment to protecting the environment is part of everything we do. We believe the environment is an integral part of the fiber manufacturing process. Like you, we care.
Working Together for a Better Tomorrow
Sustana Fiber’s philosophy leverages a special combination of insight and accountability to effect positive change. Lightbulb moments become ingenious processes; challenges become milestones.
We believe that courage, humility and patience are the keys to striking a responsible balance between prosperity and purpose. That’s why we strive to achieve sustainable growth by investing in our products, our people and the planet.
How to Help Reach Your Corporate Sustainability Goals
The smart – and most successful – companies have been paying attention to this growing trend and setting goals for their corporate sustainability efforts
Carton Council has helped more than triple America’s access to carton recycling in 10 years
The first of Sustana Fiber’s ‘Conversations with Green Champions’ is with Scott Byrne, Director of Government Affairs for the Carton Council, which has helped to expand food and beverage carton recycling to more than 72 million American homes.
Forbes highlights traction in circular solutions for food and beverage packaging
Conversations around recycling and the perils of landfills at capacity are now mainstream for both consumers and businesses. But it’s not all negative – in fact, a lot of productive conversations are happening around opportunities in this space.
Recyclable and recycled paper products: Making a big difference for the planet
When it comes to reducing waste for our planet’s long-term health, it’s important to understand the distinction between recyclable and recycled.
Why carton recycling is a major opportunity to improve your brand’s sustainability efforts
Many Americans toss away packaging without much thought, resulting in the United States – at 4.4 percent of the world’s population – producing 20 percent of the world’s trash.