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 materials out of landfills and toxins out of the air; using only what we need as efficiently as we can. We apply that principle 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 recycled fiber facility
recirculates every drop
of water 17 times
Sustainability has been our priority and our watchword.
Stewardship is about keeping materials 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 recycled paper into quality fiber is our business
The resources we use are precious – for us, and for future generations. Transforming recycled 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, recovered paper 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 treatment process that tills the fiber into soil as a supplement.
Sustana Fiber facilities process 2.2 million pounds of recycled paper 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.
New tree-free premium packaging products from Monadnock Paper Mills
This edition of Sustana Fiber’s ‘Conversations with Green Champions’ is with long-time customer Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. which recently introduced two sustainable premium packaging products: Envi PC 100 Performance Board with 100% post-consumer wa...
Why sustainable recycled fiber helps curb water use and reduce your climate change impact
According to the UN-Water Policy Brief on Climate Change and Water, climate change increases unpredictability in the water cycle, inducing extreme weather events, - such as droughts and wildfires - reducing the certainty of water availability and neg...
Sustana Fiber Recognizes Milestone Safety Achievement
Sustana Fiber Fox River reaches safety achievement for operating one year without a recordable incident.
Clearwater Paper brings paperboard into the circular economy, with new recycled products
This edition of Sustana Fiber’s ‘Conversations with Green Champions’ is with Barak Bright, Director of Product Development at Clearwater Paper, which is introducing new paperboard brands with recycled content in an industry dominated by non-recycled...
Recycled paper packaging’s role in driving climate action
During this critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic, while we live, work and care about family and friends in new conditions, humanity is prompted to recognize how it must work together to reduce its collective impact.
Recycled Cartons Can Help Prevent Toilet Paper Shortages: Carton Council Launches New Awareness Campaign
Sustana Fiber was recently featured on the Carton Council. DENTON, Texas – With some recycling programs across the country having to scale back services or halt collection completely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, recyclers are in a challengi...