The pulp and paper industry has some inherent sustainability challenges. To address them, tissue manufacturers and converters are proactively identifying ways to lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions, incorporate alternative fiber sources, and reduce the use of plastics and adhesives.
All of these are steps in the right direction for each facility, and also for the greater good. The environmental concerns surrounding tissue production extend beyond the walls of production plants. As a result, market trends suggest the production, packaging, and distribution innovations tissue manufacturers and converters choose to pursue influence sustainable agriculture, water quality, deforestation, and other interconnected ecological issues.