Trees and wood fiber are more than just the renewable natural resources from which we make our everyday products. They serve as an important source of renewable energy. In 2020, 73 percent of the energy for our pulp and paper mills came from renewable sources. This is better than the industry average of about 65 percent, according to the American Forest and Paper Association. Our mills also generated the equivalent of 71 percent of their electricity needs, reducing their dependence on the grid. This renewable energy comes from biomass — byproducts from our manufacturing process, such as black liquor, bark and wood residues. Unlike coal or other fossil fuels, energy captured from biomass results in net zero emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the long term. Biomass (wood, wood waste and biofuels) is the United States’ largest source of domestic renewable energy, supplying more energy than wind and solar combined.
Imperial Communications has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print and paper.
“We welcome Imperial Communications to the Two Sides network and look forward to working with them to promote the sustainability of print and paper among their stakeholders,” says Two Sides North America President, Phil Riebel.
“By becoming more resourceful, more respectful and more forward-thinkers we ensure the paper that is used on our customer’s projects is responsibly sourced,” says Joel Salzman, Executive Vice President at Imperial Communications.