Water recycling and conservation are a big part of what we do every day. While paper mills are intensive water users, they also are intensely focused on optimizing water use and maximizing the opportunities for water recycling. In fact, the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) has reported that water is recycled in the papermaking process as many as 10 times before it is discharged to the environment.
Overall, RockTenn’s mills have reduced the amount of water they use per ton of production by 9 percent since 2009, and we are working hard to continue the pace of our progress in this important area.
RockTenn is committed to using water responsibly and returning it to the environment in good quality.