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.
Sustana Fiber Joins Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council as New Member
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Sustana Announces New Leadership Role, Director and Sustainability Ambassador
Sustainability expert brings 20+ years of experience to drive company-wide sustainability advancements
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Sustana Fiber Joins New Consortium to Promote Global Recycling in Self-Adhesive Label Industry “CELAB: Toward a Circular Economy for Labels”
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Why sustainable recycled fiber helps curb water use and reduce your climate change impact
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Sustana Fiber Recognizes Milestone Safety Achievement
Sustana Fiber reaches safety achievement for operating one year without a recordable incident.
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Triple Pundit: Sustainable Packaging for an E-Commerce Driven World
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Sustana Fiber EnviroLife® awarded 2021 Sustainable Business Award by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
Sustana Fiber has been awarded 2021 Sustainable Business Product of the Year for EnviroLife® by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.
Triple Pundit: How Recycled Paper Makes for Better Branding
Sustana’s Emily Olson and TriplePundit talk about how to meet eco-conscious consumer demands through sustainable supply chain partnerships
Triple Pundit: Paper Recyclers Rise to Meet New Challenges
Sustana Fiber’s Jim Schneider and Steven Minor discuss recycling trends with Triple Pundit.