In North America, the majority of wood fiber for papermaking comes from sawmill residues and recycled paper products

12/07/2015

Only 36% of the annual U.S. timber harvest is used each year in manufacturing paper and paperboard, with the rest from sawmill residues and recycled paper products. In Canada, 87% of the wood fiber used to make paper comes from sawmill residues (59%) and recycled paper (28%).


Source: Two Sides North America Fact Sheet, "Why challenge anti-paper environmental claims?" Image: Two Sides North America