The forest sector offers renewable products and innovative solutions that support the circular economy, like turning pulp-and-paper-mill waste into renewable bioproducts that perform like plastics. These kinds of innovations help us transition away from a traditional, unsustainable linear economy and move us closer to a circular approach to business that sustains the environment, saves money, and opens up new markets through closed-looped systems.
Forest-based fibers for the textile industry are another great example of how tree fiber can play an important role in the circular economy. According to the Textile Exchange, Viscose, Rayon, Lyocell, Modal, and Cupro constitute the second most important group of cellulosic fibers after cotton. Sourcing these products from sustainably managed forest increases the environmental benefits of these innovative textiles.