Essential forest products. Sustainably made.    

At facilities across the country, forest products manufacturers take great pride in creating and delivering the paper and wood products people rely on, using renewable and recyclable resources. 

A healthy forest products industry goes hand-in-hand with healthy forests. Why? Without a market for sustainably grown wood, many landowners could convert their land to development for use as parking lots, subdivisions or agriculture. Demand for forest products means continued demand for and replanting of trees. According to the U.S. Forest Service, more than 1 billion trees are planted every year.

And the industry is constantly using sound science and technology to make better products. Through product design, technological improvements, faster and more efficient ways of doing the same things, paper facilities and their workers are making new and innovative paper products every day. 

Innovations in technology are also allowing our industry to access and recycle more paper-based products. Recent developments from member companies showcase their dedication to being responsible stewards of their products and the environment. Paper recycling is an environmental success story. In 2019, the paper recycling rate was 66.2 percent, a rate that has met or exceeded 63 percent every year since 2009.

Our story is also in the goals we’ve set for ourselves. Goals that continue to demonstrate our industry’s commitment to improving the environment. Today, we’ve met or exceeded sustainability goals for reducing workplace injuries, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy efficiency and increasing certified fiber sourcing.

Now imagine a day without sustainable forest products. Things like toilet paper and paper towels, boxes that transport online orders and hot pizza, packaging that protects medicine and cereal as well as diapers and other hygiene products.

Essential forest products. Sustainably Made.

What Products Come From Forests?

Kids takeover National Forest Products Week to get answers to their important questions about forest products and forestry.

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What is Forestry?

We're here with answers for curious minds as kids take over National Forest Products Week to learn more about forestry and forest products.

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Essential Nature of Our Products

Paper and wood products are essential components of modern life. Do you know how often you use them throughout the day?

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Paper Recycling is a Success Story

Recyclable paper products serve as key materials to help produce the essential products we need like boxes for shipping, food and medicine as well as toilet paper and paper towels.

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Advancing the Sustainability of an Essential Industry

The paper and wood products industry sustainably manufactures products used for everyday life. Our products are made from renewable resources. 

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Innovation Through Design

Through product design, technology improvements, faster and more efficient ways of doing the same things, paper mills are making new and innovative paper and wood products.  

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Rooted in Responsible Manufacturing

Responsible manufacturing is rooted in environmental stewardship across the entire value chain. From renewable wood fiber to the energy and water used in the manufacturing process to paper recycling.

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Our Products

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Paper

  Packaging

Packaging

  Pulp

Pulp

Tissue

Tissue

Wood Products

Wood