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 has a harvest cycle of 10 years 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.
Earn LEED Points with RRF
Rapidly renewable resources are recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ** and U.S. EPA as materials that are environmentally preferred. Because they can be replenished quickly, relative to other base materials used for the same purpose, rapidly renewable resources—like RRF—are considered to be viable and sustainable choices.
Rapidly Renewable Fiber (RRF) is one of a group of five legitimate LEED pathways that also includes EPA-compliant products certified by Green Seal, Ecologo and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) in LEED EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance) since they 2009 version (v3) and is also in the published (v4).
* 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 (v4) and IEQc3.3 (Indoor Environmental Quality, credit 3.3) of 2009 LEED EBOM (v3).