There is a growing recognition among designers, businesses and consumers that we must move away from a linear “take, make, waste” model of consumption where we extract materials, produce things and discard products to landfills. We are now embracing circular economy models, which by design are restorative and regenerative. Done properly, the final result is a system in which material streams are efficiently managed and recycled. The benefits of this holistic approach are clear, resulting in less waste, lower costs and reduced environmental impact.
The pulp and paper industry is circular by nature, producing recyclable products made from renewable resources that are manufactured using renewable energy.
At Sappi, we believe it is important to engage our partners along the paper and print supply chain to develop a broader understanding of the impacts of choices made in the design and production of printed pieces.