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.

Our groundbreaking closed loop process

Our closed loop process turns your costly document destruction expenses into a new revenue stream by selling documents directly to Fox River Fiber. You can boast that your documents are processed into printing and writing products, keeping you in the recycling loop and letting you promote recycling as part of your company’s green initiatives.

Fox River Fiber produces post-consumer pulp
Mill produces paper using post-consumer pulp
Customer
Document storage
Sent directly to Fox River Fiber


Sustainability

Fox River Fiber has renewed our FSC certification and achieved NAID certification as a document destruction facility. Plus, we produce FDA-compliant pulp. Even 100% of the by-products of our process are used for beneficial applications such as animal bedding and lawn and garden care products. Ask us about our FSC product availability.

Internal energy-saving strategies

  • 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.