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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:

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.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative—Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.