Responsibly sourced wood is renewable. After harvest, new trees are planted and grown before being harvested, planted and grown again. This cycle of renewal is a key input to the circular process of combining wood fibres with water to form pulp which is then dried to create paper. After being purchased and used by our customers, the paper can then be recycled and collected, joining new wood fibre to restart the manufacturing cycle. At Australian Paper we aim to take a circular economy approach to making paper.
In a circular economy, there is a focus on renewable energy, waste is designed out of the system, and negative impacts are minimised. Continually improving the value that Australian Paper draws from natural resources keeps us competitive and improves our environmental sustainability.