Rapidly Renewable Fiber


What is Rapidly Renewable Fiber?

Rapidly Renewable is a term defined by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) as plant-based materials that harvest in a 10-year cycle or less.

Solaris Paper towel and tissue products are derived in part from virgin Rapidly Renewable Fiber (RRF) base paper* made from fast growing eucalyptus and acacia trees that reach full height and maturity in 6-8 years.

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Rapidly renewable resources are recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ** and U.S. EPA as materials that are environmentally preferred. By virtue of their potential to be replenished quickly, relative to other base materials used for the same purpose, rapidly renewable resources / fiber are considered to be a viable and sustainable choice.


Rapidly Renewable Fiber (RRF) is one of a group of 5 legitimate LEED pathways that also include EPA compliant and products certified by Green Seal, Ecologo and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) in LEED EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance) since the 2009 version (v3) and is also in the published 2014 (v4).



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Think Outside the Triangle

Due to the nature of the virgin, rapidly renewable fiber based products feel very soft, and appear brighter and whiter. Procurement professionals should compare the quality, performance characteristics and sustainability of RRF base towel and tissue products as an a viable alternative to traditional recycled-content products and choose the one that offers the best value proposition for their facilities needs.

  1. Earn LEED credits
  2. Helps reduce the environmental effects of disposable janitorial paper products
  3. Responsibly managed forestry
  4. Delivers strong and soft tissue
  5. Rapid tissue dispersibility
  6. Improved wet strength
  7. Naturally whiter and brighter appearing base paper
  8. Opportunity for improved product performance
  9. Secure supply of RRF based products

An innovative and environmentally responsible option supported by APP, our strategic supply partners Zero Deforestation Commitment for purchasing & procurement professionals. Click here to learn more about Zero Deforestation.

* Solaris Paper towel and tissue products contain a 20% - 80% range of virgin rapidly renewable base fiber.

The RRF (rapidly renewable fiber) logo is a promotional mark of Solaris Paper, Inc. and not meant to signify any independent environmental certification(s).

Solaris Paper towel and tissue products contribute to an environmentally friendly building operation, and meet the requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED standards. Our products are derived from rapidly renewable resources, a compliance pathway defined in EQc7 (Environmental Quality, credit 7) of LEED EBOM 2016 (v4) and IEQc3.3 (Indoor Environmental Quality, credit 3.3) of 2009 LEED EBOM (v3).

**The USGBC Member logo is a registered mark of the United States Green Building Council.