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).
PEFC™ Is the world's largest forest certification system. ensuring that our products are produced In compliance with strict ecological, social, and ethical standards.
PEFC™ is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, and the world’s largest forest certification system. More than 300 million hectares of forest area (or 740 million acres) are managed in compliance with PEFC™’s internationally accepted Sustainability Benchmarks—that’s roughly the size of Egypt, South Africa and Turkey combined. Forest certification systems ensure sustainable forest management by monitoring forestries, tracing and labeling forest products, and certifying that they meet certain standards.
The PEFC™ works by endorsing national forest certification systems, which are developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. The organization is involved in every aspect of the forest supply chain, promoting best practices and ensuring that forest products (materials for consumption that come from a forest) are produced in compliance with ecological, social and ethical standards.
PEFC™ standards include requirements that address: – Maintaining or enhancing biodiversity and protecting ecologically important forest areas – Prohibition of the most hazardous chemicals and GMOs – Recognizing the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), the UN Declaration on Indigenous People’s Rights, with provisions for consultation with local stakeholders and safeguarding the basic rights of workers.
The PEFC™’s Chain of Custody (CoC) certification is one of the most comprehensive and rigorous methods available for tracking wood products from forest to final production. It involves at third-party assessment to ensure compliance with PEFC™’s unique Sustainability Benchmarks (which are consistent with international requirements) and requires that every aspect of the production chain be traceable back to a sustainably managed forest. At Solaris Paper®, all of our fiber suppliers are proudly Chain of Custody (CoC) certified by the PEFC™.
The PEFC™ label is a globally trusted, registered trademark that identifies goods from sustainably managed forests.
Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) and the world’s largest forest certification system. PEFC works by endorsing national forest certification systems, which are developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. The PEFC’s Chain of Custody (CoC) certification is one of the most comprehensive and rigorous methods available for tracking wood products from forest to final production. The PEFC label and logo are registered trademarks that identify goods from sustainably managed forests. For more information, please visit https://www.pefc.org/
* 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).