With so much activity that has occurred in the pulp and paper industry over the last quarter, it’s difficult to keep up with some of the major developments that could impact various segments across the industry.

As the sustainability movement continues to gain traction, there is a clear trend to move further away from unsustainable packaging and utensils, such as plastic and Styrofoam trays, cups and plates.

Market pulp is a critical global commodity within the pulp and paper industry. As such, it is a constant fixture in global trade flows because of its primary role in manufacturing numerous paper grades.

The pulp and paper industry is one of the largest consumers of industrial process water in the US, and the second largest in Europe (water is used within 85% of all three stages of paper production).

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) initiatives and investments continue to shape decision-making in nearly every industry, and as a result, sustainability-related issues have moved to the top of the list of corporate priorities.

For many professionals in the global Pulp and Paper supply chain, there is a common sentiment that oftentimes puts us on the defensive. Inaccurate and misleading criticisms about the use of paper products - and the sustainability of forest products in general - have been unfairly leveled against the industry for decades.

Those within the tissue industry know Brazil for its robust eucalyptus pulp production, which is generally used within the tissue segment due to its positive impacts on tissue properties.

The global pulp & paper industry continues to evolve and adapt to meet changing consumer preferences that reflect an increased awareness of environmental impacts and sustainability concerns.

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