Welcome to another Earth Day.
The first international Earth Day took place 25 years ago on April 22, 1990, to focus the world’s attention on the state of our environment and to take stock of what we can do to preserve and protect it. This is a challenge that Resolute Forest Products has worked hard to embrace.
In Canada and the United States, paper and wood products are practically the definition of a truly sustainable industry. Paper, fiber and wood products are made using a fully renewable resource that is sustainably managed, efficiently utilized and fully regenerated.
Responsible producers like Resolute have invested heavily in sustainable forest management and chain-of-custody certification to ensure that forests remain healthy. We have developed new products, like groundwood papers, which allow us to produce the same volume of paper using half the number of trees as traditional freesheet. Sawdust and scrap wood, which once would have gone to waste, is also now used to produce green energy to reduce our need for fossil fuels.
For thousands of years, paper and wood products have been at the leading edge of human innovation, and it still is today. Here’s an infographic describing how sustainable forest management practices in North America ensure healthy and abundant forests for present and future generations while providing renewable, natural, raw materials for the production of paper and packaging products: