Green Bay paper mill becomes first certified as net zero for water use

While Green Bay is a national leader in paper production, the paper industry has left an environmental stain on the Fox Valley region and Lake Michigan.

But Wisconsin’s newest papermill, opened by Green Bay Packaging in 2021, is striving for a cleaner model. Last year, it was validated as a “net-zero” water user, meaning it has low consumption of water and returns the same amount of water it uses to the Fox Valley watershed.

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