TYRONE, PA, Aug. 24, 2017 (PR.com) -American Eagle Paper Mills today announced that it joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.
American Eagle Paper Mills will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 170.3 million barrels of oil, $24.9 billion in fuel costs, 72.8 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 1,458,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 59,000 tons of particulate matter. This is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 6 million homes. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, American Eagle Paper Mills demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
“As an industry leader in sustainable papermaking, American Eagle Paper Mills continually looks for ways to manufacture, package and deliver our recycled papers with minimal impact on our shared natural resources. Our partnership with Smartway is a tangible demonstration of our effort to deliver our papers in the most environmentally efficient way possible, minimizing our overall environmental footprint,” said Mike Grimm, President and CEO of American Eagle Paper Mills.
Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement. The Partnership currently has over 3,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.
American Eagle Paper Mills is the leading US producer of recycled uncoated freesheet papers, including office, printing and converting grades. Located in Tyrone PA, the mill was restarted in 2003 by a group of local investors, having been shuttered by MeadWestvaco in 2001. The mill employs approximately 240 proud Pennsylvania papermakers, who transform 300 tons of waste paper each day into premium recycled paper. To learn more about American Eagle Paper Mills and our sustainability story please visit aepaper.com.