Half the paper and pulp placed on the market by the Spanish paper industry in 2014 has forest certification and almost 80% of the wood used as raw material for the manufacture of this paper and pulp comes from local pine and eucalyptus plantations.

According to figures from the Report on the Sustainability of the Paper Industry, published by ASPAPEL (Spanish Association of Pulp & Paper Manufacturers), 72% of paper mills, 100% of pulp mills and 85% of wood suppliers currently hold chain-of-custody certification. Great progress has been made in a very short time and now 51% of pulp production in the market and 46% of paper production is certified.

81% of paper manufacturing waste is currently recovered in different ways, according to the Report on the Sustainability of the Paper Industry, published by ASPAPEL. The main methods implemented are energy recovery, generally within the mill itself, direct agricultural use, composting and the use of this waste as a raw material in other industries (cement industry, ceramics industry…).