Fox River Fiber—Sustainable paper recycling
Environmental stewardship is the fiber that unites us all
Fox River Fiber understands our responsibility to the Earth, and we’ve developed green initiatives to give back to our environment. We take office wastepaper, milk cartons, siliconized paper, and other paper bound for landfills and recycle it into clean, useable pulp.
In addition to receiving the 2011 Business Friend of the Environment Award and getting our certifications with various green-focused organizations, we do our part by implementing energy-saving strategies and creating new processes.
For instance, by upgrading our raw material receiving system in January of 2010, we reduced our use of fork truck fuel by 30%, which positively impacts our carbon footprint. We’ve also reduced our use of energy and water per ton of pulp produced while maintaining the high quality our customers require.
Fox River Fiber produces post-consumer pulp
Mill produces paper using post-consumer pulp
Sent directly to Fox River Fiber
- Through the use of ceiling fans, blowers, and windsocks, we redistribute process waste heat from hot areas of the plant to cooler areas to reduce natural gas usage.
- Converted nearly all pumping applications that used control valves to variable speed drives, reducing electrical usage significantly.
- Capture the waste heat in our effluent water to provide heating to warehouses and loading docks.
- Converted large areas of the plant to fluorescent lighting to reduce electrical consumption.