Special Report No. 98-03: A Survey of Pulp and Paper Industry Environmental Protection Expenditures – 1997

Based on a survey of the industry, capital expenditures for environmental protection at U.S. pulp and paper mills in 1997 were estimated to be $0.56 billion, with 56% of the total being for water quality protection, 26% for air quality protection, and 18% for solid waste disposal. Total 1997 expenditures were almost 25% lower than those reported for 1996. Forecast environmental expenditures for 1998 are $0.58 billion.