Conserving Water in North American Mills

Conserving Water in North American Mills

All pulp and paper mills in North America use and treat water in accordance with comprehensive environmental permits.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 8:30am

CAMPAIGN: Sustainability Report 2014

CONTENT: Article

Sappi's North American mills use only surface water sources (rivers and lakes) and return treated water to the same primary source. (At Cloquet, we return the water to a publicly owned treatment facility, where it goes through additional purification and is then returned to Lake Superior.) We returned almost 93 percent of the water we used, creating a minimal water footprint. Water that is “consumed” in our operations is primarily made up of water lost to the environment due to evaporation during the paper drying process and a small amount of moisture contained in our finished products. While our water consumption was slightly higher in 2014, TSS improved and BOD was on par with last year.

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CATEGORY: Environment