Treading Lightly: Check out Sappi's Sustainability Report to See How Our Water Return is Over 90%, Creating a Minimal Footprint

All pulp and paper mills in North America use and treat water in accordance with comprehensive environmental permits.

Our North American mills use only surface water sources (rivers and lakes) and return treated water to the same primary source. (At Cloquet we return the water to a publicly owned treatment facility which then returns to Lake Superior.) Our water return is over 90 percent of intake, creating a minimal water footprint. Water that is “consumed” in our operations is primarily that which is lost through evaporation to the atmosphere. While our water usage was up slightly in 2013, our water quality indicators (BOD and TSS) remained flat or improved as reflected below.

Below Industry Average, In a Good Way: Read More About Sappi's 40% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Intensity

SFPNA has had a major focus on the reduction of fossil fuels and the emissions associated with combustion.

We exceeded an aggressive five-year goal of a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity in just three years. We had the recovery boiler out of service this year at Cloquet due to planned outages for capital improvements. As a result, our greenhouse gas emissions were slightly higher than 2012, but we are still exceeding our goal and well ahead of industry average. We remain well below industry average for SO2 emissions and have continued to make further reductions.

Held to Fiber Standards: Read More About Sappi's Conversion to Dissolving Pulp

One hundred percent of our fiber is procured in accordance with the SFI® Fiber Sourcing standard as well as the FSC® Controlled Wood standard.

These third-party certification programs provide assurance that wood-based products have been procured from well-managed forests and are legally harvested. In 2013 we converted our pulp mill at the Cloquet facility to manufacture dissolving pulp; as such, we are purchasing more kraft fiber than in prior years to support the papermaking operations at that mill. All of our purchased pulp was certified by one or more standards, which is reflected in higher FSC® fiber numbers as well as higher “triple certified” fiber.

The Bathroom Diaries Episode 1

Liz in the loo
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Have you ever been in a public restroom where a hand dryer is your only hand drying option?! Liz learns the truth about hand dryers in the animated video below.

To learn more, visit our website.

What We’re Reading: Instagram Rules, Social Media Literacy in NY Schools, Another Anti-bullying App, Facebook Gives Us Paper


Week of February 4, 2014

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

Cascades Moka

Unbleached & 100% Recycled Tissue
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Cascades Moka tissue products are made from 100% unbleached recycled fiber and are the most environmentally responsible choices on the market. By adding 20% corrugated box fiber into the pulp mixture and eliminating bleaching chemicals, we’ve achieved an amazing feat: reducing the environmental impact of our raw material by 25% without reducing the softness of our tissue.

To learn more, visit our website.

The Bathroom Diaries Episode 3

Slippery When Wet
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Have you ever been in a public restroom where all you can find to dry your hands with is a stack of wet towels on a dirty counter?! Watch an interesting take on this scenario in this animated video.

To learn more, visit our website.

The Bathroom Diaries Episode 2

Mirror Mirror
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Have you ever been in a public restroom that’s out of soap?! If so, then you’ll certainly understand the animated video below.

To learn more, visit our website.


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