NCASI assesses the environmental aspects of recycled and virgin fibers from their source through manufacture, and use. There are a multitude of considerations that manufacturers make when deciding the amounts of recycled and fresh fiber for their products such as performance, market demand, manufacturing capabilities and resource availability. NCASI has extensive expertise in helping our Member Companies better understand the environmental footprints of each type of fiber throughout the production value chain. This information is useful in both optimizing manufacturing performance and meeting customer requests for information.
Have you ever wondered if it is more sustainable to use paper products made from fresh or recycled fiber? It is a fair question to ask, but a question that cannot be answered with either-or. In fact, fresh and recycled fiber are part of single-integrated wood fiber system.