The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) recognized American Eagle Paper Mills with a 2017 AF&PA Leadership in Sustainability Award for Water for their Project Phoenix. The award was presented at AF&PA’s annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 3 in Greensboro, Georgia.
“American Eagle’s Project Phoenix proves that intentional focus on increased efficiency benefits company operations – environmentally, socially and economically,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.
American Eagle Paper Mills commissioned Project Phoenix to increase efficiency and reduce water use at their Tyrone, Pennsylvania, mill – one of the oldest working paper mills in the United States. Infrastructure updates resulted in an 83 percent reduction in total daily river and watershed water withdrawal; a 91 percent reduction in daily water consumption; and an 18.1 percent reduction in process water effluent per ton of paper produced.
“Thank you to AF&PA for recognizing Project Phoenix,” said American Eagle President and CEO Michael Grimm. “We are proud of the positive effects our efforts have had on our operations and our Tyrone community.”
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