In 2018, Hurricane Michael left a path of destruction to the communities and natural areas of the Florida Panhandle. Eastman, Georgia-Pacific, and The Longleaf Alliance collaborated to plant 60,000 longleaf pine seedlings in Florida’s Torreya State Park.
The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) awarded Georgia-Pacific with two sustainability awards for how GP is increasing manufacturing efficiencies and the recyclability of our products through innovations across the recycling supply chain.
The first award highlights our sustainable manufacturing process to make Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® bath tissue. And the second award recognizes innovations to use recycled material in cups and our work to manufacture recyclable mailers for customers in our packaging business.
Georgia-Pacific and KBX Logistics have done it again. The Koch Industries affiliates have received the SmartWay® Excellence Awards from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding environmental performance and leadership in their supply chain operations.
October 28 is National First Responders Day, a day to honor those who are first on the scene in stressful situations. When thinking about what a first responder is, occupations that probably come to mind first are police and fire rescue. However, first responders are all around us—with no official uniforms required. Employees at Georgia-Pacific’s plywood mill in Gurdon, Arkansas, learned this firsthand back in July 2021 when a fellow co-worker suddenly became unresponsive.
The processes for making paper have evolved over hundreds of years, but one ingredient has stayed the same: water. The precious natural resource is vital to creating every sheet of paper in existence, from napkins to notebooks to cardboard boxes.