Paper is a champion product of the circular economy, due to its recyclable and biodegradable nature; to the sustainable and renewable origin of fiber, which is its main raw material; and the mechanisms that exist for recycling after consumption.
The fiber of the paper increases its utility by bringing the products back to the production process after consumption, this being the main factor that allows closing the production cycle and reducing the material that goes to landfills.
In Colombia, the main recycled fiber is the raw material of paper and cardboard producers; and to a large extent, the high rates of use and collection of paper in the country are given by the boost that this sector gave to recycling.
Currently, 57.9% of the paper and cardboard consumed by Colombians is collected as secondary raw material. However, everything that is not separated by the industries and the final consumer to be collected for recycling goes to the landfill.
The objective of the sector is to promote public policy initiatives, collection schemes, alliances and incentives that allow the country to recycle everything that has the potential to be recycled.
For PAPELSA, sustainability is a way of life and is integrated into our day-to-day operations, which is why we have comprehensive policies that help us seek the well-being of our stakeholders. We seek to do more with fewer resources, thinking not only in today but also in the future.
We achieved the Corporate Sustainability Recognition granted by the Metropolitan Area in the Leader category, with one of the highest scores among the competing companies. This is Recognition to organizations that work hard to reduce environmental impact and improve quality of life.