Tissue Products: More Sustainable than You Think
Many paper products are such an embedded part of our lives that we often take them for granted. While paper products are inherently sustainable, the reasons why may not be obvious at first glance.
A closer look at the tissue product sector reveals some interesting sustainability facts:
- Did you know that tissue manufacturers are major consumers of recycled paper? According to Fisher International, North American tissue manufacturers use a greater proportion of recycled fiber in their products than those made in Europe and Asia. The tissue sector is doing its part to use recycled paper in products.
- Achieving ultra-softness and absorbency for certain products, requires the use of fresh fiber. Paper towel and tissue producers are continually increasing the amount of fiber they get from certified forestlands and through certified fiber sourcing programs.
- Tissue products provide hygiene and cleaning benefits. They help prevent the spread of germs and illness. Things like kitchen sponges and cloth towels can trap germs and spread them from room-to-room.
Sustainability isn't just about how many times a product can be used. It is also about how the product positively affects the environment, the economy, and our health and communities.
Sustainability is the foundation of our industry; learn more about how we prioritize sustainability in everything we do.
Want to learn more about tissue products? Read more about how tissue products fit within the paper and wood products industry.