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Georgia-Pacific cuts carbon footprint at Oregon tissue paper mill with new air compressors and dryers

By Fri, Dec 07, 2012

TAYLORVILLE, OR, Dec. 7, 2012 (Daily Astorian) -Thanks to some new technology, your paper tissue products might have a lowered carbon footprint.

The Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill, which annually produces approximately 20 million cases of tissue, towel and napkin products, installed three new air compressors and two new dryers that have, employees estimated, lowered energy consumption at the facility by 5.5 million kilowatt hours, or approximately 1.5 percent, per year.

"Energy conservation is important for our community and for Georgia-Pacific and we are always looking for opportunities to reduce our consumption," said Steve Francoeur, vice president and mill manager. "Any time we can conserve energy, reduce our energy costs and improve our efficiency it is a success for both the environment and for business."

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