Bringing fiber products full circle with sustainable innovation
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 sustainability 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. Circular economy on a global level will require introspection and change – and we want to be that change.
Life Cycle Assessment
Our recycling fiber facilities
recirculate and reuse water
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 principle to every point in the sustainability 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.
Recycled Fiber and Paper Leader Sustana Joins UN Global Compact, is Committed to Sustainable Development Goals
The Industry Pioneer in Sustainable Fiber and Paper Continues its Dedication to Responsible Business
Partnering for a Sustainable Supply Chain Boosts Circularity
Jim Schneider, Sustana Fiber’s VP of Operations, sheds light on the benefit of partnership in the circular economy and the mill’s trial with Sonoco and Kellogg’s.
Efficient Recycling Starts with Collaboration
Jim Schneider, VP of Operations at Sustana Fiber, explains how consumers, manufacturers, and recyclers can work together to accelerate the circular economy.
Intention is Crucial to Achieving Sustainability Goals
Sustana Fiber’s VP of Operations Jim Schneider talks about using recycled fiber to achieve sustainability goals and the role leadership plays in this approach.
Why Sustainable Packaging is Worth the Investment
Sustana Fiber’s VP of Operations Jim Schneider shares with GreenBiz readers how to advance the circular economy and efficiently reintroduce end of life materials into new packaging
The Materials in Your Food Packaging are Changing
Jim Schneider, Vice President of Operations at Sustana Fiber, discusses the evolution of recycling and how it can change food packaging for the better.
Sustana Fiber partners with Sonoco and Kellogg’s to prove recyclability of paper containers
Sonoco releases results from a recent trial with Sustana in collaboration with Kellogg's.
Sustana Challenges Businesses to Think Outside the Box about Sustainability and Recycled Fiber
Sustana’s SVP of Sales and Marketing Renée Yardley shares with GreenBiz insights about consumer expectations post-pandemic and how recycled fiber can help businesses meet those expectations and sustainability commitments
Sustana Fiber Featured in Manufacturing Technology Insights
Sustana: The New-Age Fiber: Recycled, Sustainable, and Responsible featured in Manufacturing Technology Insights
Sustana Featured in Waste 360 on Transforming Recycled Paper to Quality Products
Renee Yardley, Sustana’s senior vice president of Sales and Marketing shared her insight on trends with Arlene Karidis of Waste 360.
Waste Management for a Circular World: How Composting and Recycling Stack up for Sustainability
Every day more than 700,000 tons of waste—enough to fill over 60,000 garbage trucks—makes its way to landfills across the US. While some will be burned for energy and some will stay in the dump, a large portion will be diverted towards one of two sol...