By Michael M. Balsamo-Byrne, National Geographic News | National Geographic Editors | October 20, 2018 10:06AM EDTThe world’s largest paper company is going to try to save the paper industry from a financial crisis.
Kraft Paper announced plans to make paper more environmentally friendly by eliminating the use of paper-based foam and replacing it with recycled and compostable paper.
The company, which has a long history of producing eco-friendly products, will roll out the program by starting to recycle and compost all of its paper by 2022.
Kochs paper is produced in more than 20 countries around the world, but the company has been criticized for its high costs.
Kraft has faced criticism for its paper-manufacturing process, which includes dumping toxic waste in an industrial landfill.
In a statement, the company said it’s “investing in renewable energy for our facilities and will also be reducing carbon emissions by 30 percent from 2020 through 2030.”
The company said that, through 2022, it will be “improving our environmental performance and our energy use by using more recycled paper and by reducing the use and use of non-renewable resources like paper foam and other waste materials.”
In addition to the recycling program, the new paper will be composted, and all products produced will be certified organic.