Fact: Most of the energy used to make pulp and paper is renewable.

MYTH: Making paper consumes a lot of energy.

FACT: Yes, but most of it is renewable energy.

MOST OF THE ENERGY USED TO MAKE PAPER IS RENEWABLE ENERGY. Like all major manufacturing, papermaking is an energy-intensive endeavor. However, nearly two-thirds of the energy used by U.S. pulp and paper mills is self-generated using renewable, carbon-neutral biomass in high-efficiency combined heat and power (CHP) systems. In fact, the U.S. paper and forest products industry produces and uses more renewable energy than all other industrial sectors combined. SEE THE TWO SIDES FACT SHEET FOR MORE.