Our Planet

Every day our society is confronted with the reality that the planet’s resources are limited. At American Eagle Paper Mills, we are committed to the responsible use of our natural resources. We make paper using recycled fiber generated in our unique integrated deinking and re-pulping system, giving new life to discarded paper. Making paper with recycled fiber uses less water and energy than papermaking with virgin fiber. In 2016 we stepped up our commitment to sustainability with Project Phoenix (read more about the project here.), investing $10MM to replace our coal fired boiler and upgrade the plants energy infrastructure. In the process we reduced our environmental footprint, dramatically decreasing our water usage and our GHG emissions.

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Our Certifications

American Eagle Paper Mills, we work with third party independent auditing organizations to verify our fiber sourcing chain of custody.

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s working forests through the development of forest management standards. FSC certification has become the gold standard by which responsible forestry is judged, and is the recognized choice of over 85 leading environmental groups worldwide. Click to learn more.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®)

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® is a comprehensive, independent certification program that works with environmental, social and industry partners to improve forest practices in North America and fiber sourcing worldwide. By supporting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program, American Eagle Paper Mills is helping to strengthen forest practices in North America and promote responsible sourcing globally. Click to learn more.


“SmartWay® is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.” American Eagle Paper Mills became a Registered SmartWay® Transport Partner in 2017. (SmartWay ID: 25624113)

2017 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winner

American Eagle Paper Mills is a 2017 AF&PA Sustainability award winner. The AF&PA is the National Association of the Forest Products Industry. The American Forest & Paper Association and Sustainability Award icon trademarks are used with the permission of the AF&PA. Click to learn more.