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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

GHGRP 2012: Pulp and Paper

Pulp and Paper iconThe 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. In addition to emissions from 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, and business forms), and perform support activities (such as data imaging, plate-making 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)
  2010 2011 2012
Number of facilities: 229 231 232
Total emissions (CO2e): 46 44 42
Emissions by greenhouse gas (CO2e)
• Carbon dioxide (CO2): 43 41 39
• Methane (CH4): 0.9 0.9 0.9
• Nitrous oxide (N2O): 2 2 2
  • Totals may not equal sum of individual GHGs due to independent rounding.

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

Number of reporters and 2012 emissions (CO2e) per pulp and paper industry subsector
Industry Sector 2012 Number of Reporters 2012 Emissions (million metric tons CO2e)
Pulp and Paper Production 110 30
Other Paper Products 122 12

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