Georgia-Pacific invests $50 million in recycling system
Georgia-Pacific is investing $50 million for a new paper
recycling system that will retain high-paying, high-quality jobs in its
Green Bay, Wisconsin plant and greatly improve energy efficiency.
The technology in Georgia-Pacific’s new recycling system will reduce
water use by up to one million gallons per day and greatly improve the
Broadway mill’s energy efficiency system. The Green Bay mill draws in,
filters and discharges about 13 million gallons of water a day, mainly
from the Fox River.
Georgia-Pacific will no longer use the chemical hypochlorite in their
bleaching process which will be better for the environment.
The company will retain over 160 jobs related to fiber processing in
the Green Bay area and contract over 100 full-time jobs through local
Its Broadway mill in Green Bay uses approximately 475,000 tons of recycled
wastepaper a year to make brand name products.