Better Practices, Better Planet 2020
AF&PA members are committed to preserving and growing the economic contributions of the industry and its individual companies to society; fostering the well-being of their communities; promoting sustainable manufacturing practices; energy generation and conservation; and fiber procurement measures that protect the environment; and, ensuring our resources will be as available for future generations as they are today. These sustainable practices are the foundation of our industry.
The Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative includes one of the most extensive sets of sustainability goals established for a U.S. manufacturing industry.
International Paper's Pensacola Mill /
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
Through the partnership, International Paper's containerboard mill in Pensacola, Florida receives treated effluent from ECUA that it uses in its industrial processes. This allowed International Paper to reduce its freshwater consumption, while ECUA has found a beneficial outlet for its treated effluent.