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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

Pulp and Paper

The pulp and paper sector consists of facilities that produce market pulp or that manufacture pulp and paper. Facilities that have pulping processes report the GHG emissions from chemical recovery units, lime kilns, and stationary fuel combustion units. Besides the emissions from the pulp production processes, the sector includes combustion emissions from facilities that produce paper products from purchased pulp, produce secondary fiber from recycled paper, convert paper into paperboard products, operate coating and laminating processes, print products (such as books, labels, business cards, stationery, business forms), and perform support activities (such as data imaging, platemaking services, and bookbinding). Emissions from industrial landfills and industrial wastewater treatment at these facilities are included in the waste sector.

Pulp and Paper Sector — Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reported to the GHGRP
(all emissions values presented in million metric tons CO2e unless otherwise noted)
  2011 2010
Number of facilities:   230 228
Total emissions (CO2e): 44 46
Emissions by greenhouse gas (CO2e)
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2):
  • Methane (CH4):
  • Nitrous oxide (N2O):



CO2 emissions from the combustion of biomass are NOT included in emissions totals provided above.

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