While a significant amount of water is required to make pulp, our operation returns more than 90% of the water withdrawn back to the environment. The water is also reused within the mill in order to maximize efficiency. The balance remains within the product or evaporates during the manufacturing process.
All the water used in our pulp and paper making process passes through our effluent treatment plant prior to being returned to the environment.
It is important to our stakeholders, including the people in the communities in which we operate, as well as required by government regulations, that we use the necessary technologies to return good quality effluent to surface waters.